Candidates running for Myrtle Beach City Council announced

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The candidates vying for Myrtle Beach City Council have all completed their filing fees.

Eight candidates are competing for the three available seats.

The City of Myrtle Beach does not have district representation. This means all eight candidates are vying for at large representation.

Every candidate listed below will be on the ballot in all City of Myrtle Beach communities.

To vote in the Nov. 7 elections, city residents must register by Oct. 6.

The Horry County Library, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, and the state Department of Motor Vehicles, the state Department of Social Services and the health department in Myrtle Beach are all located off 21st Avenue North. You can also register at Horry County Voters Registration and Elections located off 4th Avenue in Conway or online at

Candidates and voters must live in the city.

On Nov. 9, the election commission will certify the election results and determine whether a runoff will be held two weeks later.

Stuart Behar
836 Kingfisher Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577

Stuart Behar has not previously held elected office in the City of Myrtle Beach. Per his bio on the Standard: Stuart Behar moved to SC from Los Angeles to escape the leftist regime in California, where he was born. He has written over 3,000 poems and published five books, one is a book of poems entitled Reflections of the Spirit. His mission is to reach people with the message to save America from the sewer it is becoming.

Michael Chestnut
1202 Ragin Street
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577

Michael Chestnut is a multiple decades long incumbent. He first took office in 2000. He owns Big Mike’s Soul Food restaurant in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Debbie Conner
303 Club Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC  29572

Debbie Conner is married to Tracy Conner who serves on the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber Board of Directors. She is a professor at Coastal Carolina University. Conner has the strong support of Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune.

Kenya Hennigan
1264 Pipers Pointe Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577

Hennigan has been a strong advocate for reform, especially in matters that relate to her son.

John Krajc
201 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577

John Krajc currently serves on Myrtle Beach City Council. He has the strong support of Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune, as well as, the leadership of Pride Myrtle Beach.

Bill McClure
725 Cameo Court
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Bill McClure ran for Mayor of Myrtle Beach in the most recent election and garnered the most votes of any mayoral candidate, except incumbent Brenda Bethune.

Myra Starnes
6501 North Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC  29572

Myra owns Leisure Time Unlimited and is considered one of the most successful business (male or female) owners operating in the City of Myrtle Beach.

Randal Wallace
6506 Wildwood Trail
Myrtle Beach, SC  29572

Randal has served on Myrtle Beach City Council previously. He was a long serving member until he lost his reelection bid.

Current incumbent Phil Render is not seeking re-election.

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