LETTER: A clear choice for Laurens County Council
This election will be over after the primary voting for the contested county council seats.
You, the voters, have less than two months to meet and determine who has your best interest at heart. Their agenda should be to improve you and your families quality of life. They should be knowledgeable of all the services a normal family desires and deserves. They should not be interested in serving the interest of friends or enriching their life.
We have too many elected officials who enjoy grandstanding, catering to the rich and hobnobbing and playing golf with plant managers. Some elected officials bring the bacon home and give it to the well- healed corporations and have forsaken the needs of their constituency for the past 20 years. All this money they spend for their enjoyment is your tax dollar!
I highly recommend and support one individual who is an honest and just individual. He is married and lives in the young's community. His wife is an English teacher in District 55 and his daughter teaches in Hickory Tavern.
Jeff Carroll is the director of the Spartanburg County EMS system. He has worked with the Spartanburg county council, their Sheriff's department and has seen the establishment of 11 EMS units in fire stations in Spartanburg County. He is well-respected in his church, and the Young's community. He holds an AS degree in Emergency Medical Technology; a BS in Healthcare Administration and a MS in Business Management. He is the immediate past president of the SC EMS Association and is on the boards of three local EMS training institutions.
Mr. Carroll’s sole interest and reason for entering this County Council race is to work toward improving the Emergency Services and ensuring the tax dollars are spent for the benefit of his constituency.
It is time we elect a councilman that is both deeply knowledgeable of the needs of the community and has a true desire to actively work to ensure the quality of life Laurens County deserves.
Jayhue Weisner Sr.,
(Note: No political letters related to the June 12 Primary will be accepted after May 25, for publication in the May 30 issue. - Editor)