Fort Mill Times

Hey Lake Wylie, Vote!

Hey Lake Wylie residents, do you care about the future of our area? Do you want to see more green space? More uniform building schemes? More fire, police and other safety service protections? More attention paid to the quality and quantity of water in our lake?

Do you know that our District 2 York County representative is actually the only local politician representing you at the county level? Do you want someone who listens to your concerns?

Then stop being apathetic and be reactive.Vote in the June 24 runoff primary election.

It's pitiful that in our growing and proactive area only 25 people showed up for the candidate's debate forum held June 4 at Crowders Creek schools. What's more, only 1,084 votes came in June 10 from the 10 District 2 precincts. Only 173 votes separated the top two contenders -- incumbent Tom Smith and challenger David McCorkle. And this is it folks, there are no Democrat candidates so whoever wins will represent you.

Since Lake Wylie is unincorporated, the York County councilman for this area is a very important position. Our representative needs to be proactive and represent this rapidly growing area and its constituents. Many needs arise that require a "hands on" representative who will meet, listen and respond to the needs of the community.

Concerns about the appearance of developments such as the new Wal-Mart and Lowe's, ordinances that have loopholes to allow metal buildings, and the development of the Lake Wylie commercial area are determined by the county.

It is very important for our representative to keep abreast, be involved and proactively influence decisions that are made about this area of the county.

This week Lake Wylie Pilot profiles both candidates with an interview and questions asked of each candidate on page 9A. (Search for past election articles printed almost weekly since April 1 or stop by the office at 8 Executive Court, Lake Wylie, to peruse past issues.)

Please, take the time to read and learn about each candidate, and go to the polls on June 24.

This editorial opinion of the Lake Wylie Pilot was written by Pilot Editor Catherine Muccigrosso and Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce President Susan Bromfield.