It’s official: Dr. David Jones will be the next City Council-member for Ward 4 in Easley.
The city of Easley held a special election Tuesday, April 25, 2023 to fill the Ward 4 City Council vacated by the passing of Terry Moore earlier this year. The Canvass and Certification Meeting will begin at 4:30 yesterday afternoon, and posted the official results on the Pickens County Voter Registration and Elections Office website after the conclusion of the meeting.
Out of about 1,880 registered voters, 225 participated in the selections. Though the 12% turnout is low, it is still more than double the number of votes cast at the last election for this position. Terry Moore was re-elected with just 88 votes.
“As councilman-elect for the City of Easley, I would like to thank everyone that voted,” David Jones said following the election results. “I am honored and humbled to represent the constituents of Ward 4 and all citizens of my hometown. We had a great team that knocked doors, informed voters with facts and listened to issues that matter to them. These concerns will be presented to all council members for actionable solutions. Thank you and I look forward to fulfilling my councilman duties.”
Gene Patterson who ran against David Jones posted a statement on his campaign Facebook page on Wednesday morning saying, “The election results were not what we had hoped for. We want to thank everyone who supported, voted and especially prayed for us through this campaign experience. We believe this is God’s plan and we are hopeful for what the future holds. We appreciate you all! Gene & Sabrina”
“We welcome Mr. Jones and look forward to working with him,” said Tommy Holcombe in a shared statement with the Mayor. “We are excited to hear his ideas and input on how to continue making Easley the place we all love.”
The new councilman is jumping right into his role. He will be meeting with the Mayor Butch Womack and Tommy Holcombe next week to review the budget, get introduced to department heads, and get updated on city projects and business.
There will be a swear in ceremony next Monday, May 1, 2023 at 5:30PM in the council chambers at Easley City Hall.