One of the BEST things that happened last night was that Elise Partin won BIG in her bid for a full term as mayor of Cayce.
She did this in spite of being against her own former city manager of many years’ experience, and despite the fact that everywhere she went campaigning, she had to explain to voters, face to face, that the things her opponents said about her were not TRUE before she could talk about her own message. (I learned later that at the very campaign event of hers that I attended, her opponents were working the room trying to poison supporters’ minds against her.)
Or maybe, come to think of it, she won BECAUSE of those things.
You may recall that Elise won a partial term two years ago because voters were sick of the closed, clannish way that the old guard had been running Cayce (particularly the rush to cross the river and annex the former Green Diamond property). Well, after two years of her positive leadership, the voters haven’t changed their minds about her.
In fact, she won by a margin of almost 2-1.
Here’s the note she put out to constituents today:
I am honored that you have re-elected me as Cayce Mayor. The election results were decisive with a win in every precinct. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve you as Cayce Mayor for the next 4 years.
I am so grateful to all my supporters, particularly my team of campaign volunteers who helped spread the word about the progress we have initiated for Cayce. Thank you.
Results for city council districts #2 have re-elected councilman Skip Jenkins, and for district #4, Tim James will join the Cayce city council. I look forward to working with these gentleman and the rest of city council to address the needs of our community.
Now we can continue to work together as elected officials, city staff, and citizens, for the benefit of our city- helping it to become an even GREATER place to live, work, and play!
Please consider putting in an application to participate on a Cayce board or committee. Your involvement and active participation is important to helping our city reach its potential.
I would love to see you at our next city council meeting, re-scheduled due to election day, to Tuesday November 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Thank you for re-electing me as your mayor,
She can also thank the gradual migration of the university westward, filling Cayce with ever larger numbers of people from the USC community (faculty, staff) for elevating her vote totals, and specifically voting against the old guard.
I have heard only good things about her. I am a huge fan of the Cayce Riverwalk, although they could ease up on the constant blowing!
I am proud to have her as my mayor. However, I hope she decides to enroll her children in Cayce’s fine public schools soon as the vast majority of her constituents do.