Candidates in District 9 run from credible to peculiar

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David Hucks
David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

As filings continue for Horry County Council this week, four candidates have registered to run in District 9. District 9 stretches from the Horry County line in Loris, east through Longs and into Barefoot Resort.

Incumbent Paul Prince chose to retire. He is not seeking re-election.

Why have so many registered?

As Paul Gable of the wrote today: “The main reason county council is drawing so much attention is a feeling among voters that incumbent council members are only listening to the development community that funds their campaigns… Voters’ concerns about flooding and rapid development are being ignored. “

Three high profile candidates include: Terry Fowler, Rome Prince, and Mark Causey. Rome Prince is a Loris realtor. Mark Causey is a Myrtle Beach realtor with 25 years in the real estate development business.

Terry Fowler – Retired officer

From the candidate’s campaign page

Terry W. Fowler is a generations long resident of the district. Terry is a retired Horry County patrol officer who patrolled district 9 before he recently retired.

Fowler believes serving the residents of his district comes first. He is a proponent of responsible development. Fowler is opposed to real estate developments built in areas that flood.

A cursory back ground check showed no outstanding judgments.


Mark Causey is a lead agent for King One Properties International. Among his most recent projects is the development of thousands of acres of land in Longs, S.C. Longs is an area with a history of flooding in District 9.

25 years in Real Estate Sales & Development

A cursory back ground check shows a $433,696.59 judgment against Mark Causey posted this January 27, 2020. The Wizard Wash Inc. was awarded the filing against Causey in court. The judgement remains outstanding.

Mark Causey
Clear cutting thousands of acres of land on Highway 9
King One’s Huge new development on Highway 9
Development begins
Located on Highway 9 in Longs, S.C.

Rome Prince – Loris Realtor

Rome relocated to Loris, after being absent for a decade, about two years ago. Rome is the son of retiring Horry County Councilman Paul Prince. Prince’s Real Estate dancing video can be seen above.

A cursory back ground check shows no outstanding judgments.

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