8 candidates running for Myrtle Beach City Council; 3 seats open

City of Myrtle Beach
City of Myrtle Beach(Madison Martin)
Published: Sep. 8, 2023 at 2:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2023 at 5:11 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Eight people are vying for three open seats on the Myrtle Beach City Council.

The deadline for election filing was noon Friday.

Voters will head to the polls on November 7 and determine who will fill the three city council seats, which are at-large and non-partisan.

The terms for Myrtle Beach City Councilmen Mike Chestnut, John Krajc and Philip Render will end in January 2024.

The following candidates filed and the names are in alphabetical order:

  • Stuart Behar
  • Mike Chestnut
  • Debbie Conner
  • Kenya Hennigan
  • John Krajc
  • Bill McClure
  • Myra Starnes
  • Randal Wallace

Chestnut and Krajc are running for re-election while Render has decided not to put his name in the hat.

Render explained that he made a promise in 2015 to serve only two more terms in order to give others a chance to serve. He said he enjoyed his time on the city council and being able to serve the people in the Myrtle Beach community. He was first elected to Myrtle Beach City Council in 2003.