May 31, 2012
As the sole public official elected at large by the City of Greer I think I have a pretty good understanding of what it takes to successfully represent a large, diverse, growing community which makes up a large portion of the SC Senate District 5. I also understand that the Greer community is much larger than its actual incorporated limits so I have a vested interest in knowing that those Legislative members elected to represent our community have a similar understanding and commitment to the Greer area. Given this background I want to endorse and support the efforts of Amanda Somers as she seeks the office of State Senator for District 5.
Mayor Rick Danner endorsed Amanda Somers for the S.C. Senate District 5 race. Danner submitted a letter of endorsement to Somers’ campaign staff.
The City of Greer Election Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 6 at City Hall to certify the unopposed candidates for the municipal election.
If certified, Mayor Rick Danner, District 1 councilman Jay Arrowood, District 3 councilwoman Kimberly Bookert, and District 5 councilman Wryley Bettis would take the oath of office for their new terms at the regularly scheduled Greer City Council meeting on June 12.
There won’t be any uncontested elections for Greer City Council. That means Mayor Rick Danner, councilmen Jay Arrowood (District 1) and Wryley Bettis (District 5) and councilwoman Kimberly Bookert (District 3) will be the only names on the ballots.
The lone contested race is for Commission for Public Works with incumbent Perry Williams challenged by Jerry Balding. The city election is July 24.