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2015 Bluffton Election

Chamber Election Center

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd in Bluffton! We encourage you to vote in this very important election for the Office of Mayor, and two Town Council seats.

For Full Election Details and Information, Contact:

Beaufort County Voter Registration, 843-255-6900 or email voter@bcgov.net

Bluffton Mayoral and Town Council Interviews:

Click here for a video interview with each of the candidates for Mayor of Bluffton & Town Council.

Mayoral

lisa-sulka

Lisa Sulka

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

23 Years

Profession:

Realtor, Carson Realty

Top Issues facing the town?

May River Watershed, Economic Development, Responsible Tourism in Old Town, Quality Housing

Favorite Quote

“Meanwhile, these three remain:Faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Proudest moments:

Birth of my 3 children, and quickly helping a local resident with a parking issue when first elected to council.

cynthia-bensch

Cynthia Bensch

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

5 Years

Profession:

Retired, Co-owner of Bensch-Mark Builders & Towne Center

Top Issues facing the town?

Extension of Bluffton Pkwy to I-95 for evacuation route, Economic Development, Parking garage

Favorite Quote

“Our constitution was written for a religious people it will serve none other.” John Adams

Proudest moments:

Birth of children, and initiated the September 1st memorial of Kahlil Singleton and presented his family with a plaque.

Town Council

oliver-brown

Oliver Brown

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

54 Years

Profession:

Maintenance Engineer, Dept of Transportation Development Corp

Top Issues facing the town?

Public Safety, traffic control, Stormwater runoff, revenue streams for infrastructure and maintenance

Favorite Quote

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Phil 4:13

Proudest moments:

My wife receiving her bachelor’s degree from USCB

brandan-downey

Brendan Downey

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

13 Years

Profession:

Sales Manager, CashBack Corp.

Top Issues facing the town?

Parking, Growth management, May River clean/protected

Favorite Quote

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”

ted-huffman

Ted Huffman

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

30 Years

Profession:

Owner, Bluffton BBQ

Top Issues facing the town?

Watershed issues, growth management and keeping Bluffton’s unique identity

Favorite Quote

“Regional ignorance will be the death of us.”

Proudest moments:

Being elected as a town councilman and Mayor Protem

harry-lutz

Harry Lutz

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

6 Years

Profession:

Harbor Light Insurance & Wealth Advisors- Insurance, Managing Partner

Top Issues facing the town?

Planned growth, Economic development, Infrastructure, Environment & May River, Parking, Old Town noise issues

Favorite Quote

“We can not solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

Proudest moments:

Receiving FAA certification as an air traffic controller

eleanor

Eleanor McKinsey-Chandler

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

2 Years

Profession:

Retired, Healthcare Management

Top Issues facing the town?

Economic Development, Education/Jobs, Beautification projects

Favorite Quote

“Life’s most persistant and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

Proudest moments:

Birth of daughter

jim-sims

Jim Sims

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

13 Years

Profession:

Retired Chief Investment Officer, State of W. Virginia

Top Issues facing the town?

Parking in downtown Bluffton & and transferring police services to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

Favorite Quote

“One should not hesitate to trade something they cannot keep for something that cannot be taken away.”

Proudest moments:

Seeing my children become good parents

michael-spears

Michael Spears

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

22 Years

Profession:

Timbers Resorts

Top Issues facing the town?

Diversification of the economy; attracting and keeping a young, skilled workforce; Keeping Old Town vibrant, Parking

Favorite Quote

“Once something is a passion, the motivatin is there.” Michael Schumacher

Proudest moments:

Finding out he is going to be a father

dan-wood

Dan Wood

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How long have you lived in Bluffton?

31 Years

Profession:

Retired Operations Manager, Palmetto Electric

Top Issues facing the town?

Smart Grouth, Sustainable Economic Development, Affordable Housing

Favorite Quote

“Lack of planing on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.”

Proudest moments:

Co-founding the Arts and Seafood Festival and handing it over to a group of committed visionaries.