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Decision 2014: Berkeley County Supervisors Race

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Berkeley County voters have a decision to make Tuesday. Do they keep incumbent Supervisor Dan Davis? Or do they hire one of the other two candidates running in that race?

You can tell just by looking at the signs in the median on highway 52 that we are just days away from an election.

All three candidates for Berkeley County Supervisor were at the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce's Legislative delegation lunch Friday.

Supervisor Dan Davis is running for reelection. He says improved roads is his biggest achievement so far. "We started with a penny program and started getting our roads caught up. And so I want to continue that. We hope to have that on the referendum this November."

We asked Davis what the biggest challenge for Berkeley County is for the next four years. "Well I think it's just continuing to recover from the recession. You know everything just kind of went into a stall mode during the recession, so we're looking to revive that and provide the opportunity for businesses to really get growing again."

Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler says he wants to save the county money by doing some of the things he has done in Moncks Corner. "We bought vehicles on a continual basis. So we didn't have as much demand on our repair and maintenance budget. So that repair and maintenance budget soon began to help pay for cars."

He also believes the relationship with the county council needs to improve. "One of the things we really need to do is improve communications with the council. So that we remember that our priority is Berkeley County and the taxpayers of Berkeley County."

Jerry Beckley is the assistant Vice President at Heritage Trust. He says residents tell him emergency services and jobs are their big concerns. "Those are the two biggest issues."

He says he plans to deal with those issues. "I think we need to set some priorities in Berkeley County. I think that the EMS, the Sheriff's department, fire, are grossly underfunded. And we need to do something about that. And we also need some industrial development in Berkeley County, which we haven't had in many years."

The primary election takes place this Tuesday from 7a-7p.

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