MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Eight candidates have filed for the three seats to be filled in the Myrtle Beach City Council election on November 3.
The election precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.
WMBF News anchor Michael Maely sat down with each one of them and asked the questions you wanted to know the answers to. Click the links below to watch interviews with each candidate.
Michael Chestnut currently serves as a council member and Mayor Pro Tempore on Myrtle Beach City Council. Chestnut, a real estate agent and restaurateur, is a long-time Myrtle Beach resident who served on the Myrtle Beach Housing Authority prior to being elected to City Council.
Click the link to view video of a WMBF News interview with Michael Chestnut:
Mary Jeffcoat served two terms on City Council in 1983 and 1987. Mary, a media relations and strategic planning consultant, focuses her time helping non-profit groups and charities in Myrtle Beach.
Click the link to view video of a WMBF News interview with Mary Jeffcoat:
John Krajc is currently a real estate agent in Myrtle Beach. In his three years in Myrtle Beach, he has been involved in the community in many ways including working with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program and serving as a member of the Association of Realtor's Legislative Committee. Krajc owns a renovation company called Lifestyle Custom Renovators.
Click the link to view video of a WMBF News interview with John Krajc:
Mark McBride served two terms as mayor of Myrtle Beach from 1998 to 2006. McBride served on City Council from 1994 until 1998. McBride works as a waiter in Myrtle Beach.
Click the link to view video of a WMBF News interview with Mark McBride:
Robert Palmer is currently a mortgage loan originator for American Nationwide Mortgage Company and manages personal real estate. He served as commissioner of Long Beach Township Public Works in New Jersey and served as president of the Southern Regional School Board.
Click the link to view video of a WMBF News interview with Robert Palmer:
Philip Render currently serves as a councilmember on Myrtle Beach City Council and is Dean of Academic Affairs at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. He is a dentist and has a private practice in Surfside Beach.
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Rick Sarver owns and operates a coffee house in Myrtle Beach. He is an active member in the community and serves as president of the Ocean Merchants Association, a board member of the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and as a local pastor.
Click the link to view video of a WMBF News interview with Rick Sarver:
Jackie Vereen is a Myrtle Beach native and a small business owner. She currently is a Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board Member and a Myrtle Beach Woman's Club Member. Vereen also volunteers her time to Myrtle Beach schools.
Click the link to view video of a WMBF News interview with Jackie Vereen:
Myrtle Beach City Council includes six members and a mayor. According to the City of Myrtle Beach website, all seats are elected at-large for staggered, four-year terms.
The terms for the three City Council seats will start in January of 2016.