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 GrandStrandDaily.com 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
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 – MYRTLE BEACH REALTOR
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.
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.
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.