Freshman Rock Hill City Councilman John Black has announced he will seek a second term in office.
Black, a Registered Investment Advisor, is a graduate of Winthrop University and was first elected to the Ward 4 seat in 2009.
On WRHI’s Palmetto Mornings Wednesday, Black said that common sense budgeting in recent years has put the city in very good financial shape.
Black says a some of his constituents don’t like city’s current rate of growth and would like to keep Rock Hill a secret. However, Black says it’s a fact that Rock Hill is right outside Charlotte.
Black was uncontested in the 2009 race after challenger Tom Roper withdrew from the race.
“There’s a provision in South Carolina’s code of laws that if there’s just one person on the ballot – and if no one declares themselves a write-in, the election is cancelled,” York County Elections and Voter Registration Director Wanda Hemphill.
The law is designed to save taxpayer dollars, Hemphill said.
The city municipal election is set for Tuesday, October 15 and includes elections for Mayor and council member seats for wards four, five and six.
Filing for the election closes Friday, August 16 at 5 p.m.
Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols announced his bid for re-election on June 5.