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David Farrow

David Farrow

Occupation: Author and historian.

Education: College of Charleston. Farrow also studied at Christ School in Arden, N.C. and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Work experience: Best-selling author, award-winning journalist. former tour guide and radio personality.

Statement: If elected, David's number one priority as Mayor will be the institution of term limits for Mayor and City Councilmen and women. One of the reasons our local government has stopped responding is because the power of elected officials has become so entrenched and absolute that the will of the people has taken a back seat to self-aggrandizement and "pet projects." In his first council meeting, David will propose that the city offer a referendum on staggered term limits for the mayor (two terms – six years) and council (three terms – two years each). David will be open to modifications as to the number of and length of terms and would like to hear your opinion. The goal of term limits is to prevent tyranny or oligarchy where one or a few elected city officials run roughshod over the will of the people. Opponents claim that elections are term limits, however I believe the current administration has proven the overwhelming and almost insurmountable power of incumbency. Elected officials should not become career politicians. While civil service should be encouraged and is an admirable endeavor, one can effectively serve his or her community outside the realm of elected office.

Website: farrowformayor.com



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