‘Grateful to this community’: Voters re-elect Brenda Bethune to second term as Myrtle Beach mayor

Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 8:36 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 11:32 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Unofficial results show that Brenda Bethune has won the Myrtle Beach mayor’s race.

With all precincts reporting, Bethune received 55.8% percent of the vote during Tuesday’s election, beating out four other candidates.

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This will be Bethune’s second term in the mayor’s office.

She said she was expecting there to be a runoff with five total candidates vying for the mayoral seat, but is glad that there won’t be one.

“Pleasantly surprised and just very, very grateful. Grateful to this community, to the voters, all my volunteers who worked so hard. I’m ready to put this behind us, get back to work and make great things happen,” Bethune said.

She said cracking down on crime and focusing on public safety are her top priorities during her second term. Bethune also hopes to continue her efforts in revitalizing Myrtle Beach’s downtown area.

The results of the election will be certified at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall on Broadway Street.

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