Voters cast ballots in run-off election

Surfside Beach, SC - SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Voters in Surfside are going to the polls again Tuesday. Two candidates were elected April 6 to fill positions on the Town Council, but a majority vote was not reached for the third open seat.

The two candidates now left vying for the open position are Bill Rempfer and Rod Smith.

"I'd just like to be more business friendly," said Rempfer, who owns DeFalco's Automotive in Surfside Beach. "[I'd like to] get the businesses going in this town."

Rempfer added that he wants to preserve the feel of "The Family Beach," while also working to increase the tax base.

Smith says he is a civic-minded citizen who has served on the town's Planning and Zoning committee for three years.

"I'll be an honest, diligent, hardworking person," Smith said. "I'll demand clean, honest, and sober government."

According to Surfside Beach Town Clerk Sharon Pinnell, two precincts will be open until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Precinct No. 2 is located at the United Methodist Church and precinct No. 1 is located at the Civic Center behind the Surfside Beach Town Hall.

Precincts are designated by location of resident to the precinct. The precinct will be listed on voter registration cards.

Ann Dodge was elected to a position on town council with 356 votes along with incumbent Doug Samples, who garnered 522 votes on April 6 during the general election. During that election, 2,118 votes were cast.

Newly-elected town council candidates will begin their four-year terms in May.

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