BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - William Peagler has been elected the new Berkeley County Supervisor following Tuesday night's runoff beating out incumbent Dan Davis.
, Peagler won with 5,424 votes against Davis' 4,228.
In the June 10 Primary election, Davis received 44.35% of the vote with Peagler receiving 39.34%. A second challenger, Jerry Beckley, garnered 16.31% of the total vote.
Peagler released the following statement following his win:
Let me start by thanking each and every one of you - especially my beautiful wife and family. I want to thank the elected officials who stepped up and stood next to me in this fight, our campaign staff, and all of the volunteers who helped us spread our message across the county. By working together, we did it!
I am a businessman, and I am eager to get to work immediately for the people of Berkeley County. I look forward to beginning immediately our work to:
- Improve our economy by practicing fiscal responsibility, reducing business regulations and promoting private-public partnerships
- Improve our education by working with the Berkeley County School Board
- Improve our quality of life by providing top-notch public safety, streamlining county government and decentralizing power to local communities
- Improve our trust in government by providing transparency, ethical leadership, and accountability for the people by the people
I want to thank Dan Davis for his years of service. And, I hope and expect that the Davis Administration will ensure a smooth transition, so the residents of Berkeley County will not miss a beat on day one.
To the people of Berkeley, I understand this job is to lead a team. One person can't do this alone. From Moncks Corner to Goose Creek to OUR Daniel Island, from St. Stephen to Hanahan to Pinopolis - TOGETHER, WE CAN AND WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!