Sullivan's Island to hold special mayoral election

Sullivan's Island to hold special mayoral election

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Sullivan's Island residents have a big decision to make about who they want to fill the position of their late Mayor.

70-year-old Mike Perkis died of pancreatic cancer earlier this month. Perkis only served one year of his four year term. Now, some of his fellow colleagues are stepping up, hoping to fill his shoes.

The town of Sullivan's Island will hold a special mayoral election on Jan. 6, 2015.

Candidates have until Nov. 4 to join the running, according to Joe Debney, Director of Charleston County Elections Office.

Before they can file, candidates have to get 5 percent of the town resident's signature, that comes out to 79.

Sullivan's Island Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Kaynard tells Live 5 News he's in the process of getting signatures.

The town clerk, Ellen Miller, said two other people have already filed.

Sullivan's Island town council member Patrick O'Neil and design review board member Mark Howard.

Miller said more candidates are expected to enter the race before the deadline.

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