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Former Mayor Says Judge’s Work Agreement With Myrtle Beach Not Legal



Jennifer Wilson

Former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride is questioning Judge Jennifer Wilson’s working relationship with the City of Myrtle Beach.

Wilson has been serving as City Judge in Myrtle Beach for decades. Her position requires a direct hire by City Council vote. In October 2019, Judge Wilson was hired by City Council on a unanimous 7 – 0 vote for a four year term to serve as Chief Justice.

In a Facebook Livestream, released last night, the former Mayor told viewers that Wilson retired in the Fall of 2020. She has since chosen to return to the position.

Former Mayor Mark McBride can be heard above stating that the law demands Judge Wilson be re-hired by a council vote, before she could legally return to that position.

For nearly the past 20 years, Jennifer P. Wilson has presided as Chief Judge of the Municipal Court of Myrtle Beach, hearing and ruling on countless thousands of cases ranging from simple speeding tickets to white collar crimes to criminal sexual assaults and nearly every other kind of crime short of capital offenses.

McBride says the Judge Wilson is operating outside the lines of the law. He states the City of Myrtle Beach is at risk for every decision she currently adjudicates on decisions that run the gamete from speeding tickets to sexual assaults to white collar crimes.

McBride believes that because she has not been properly re-hired, her decisions can all be contested by law. Should those decisions be contested, the City of Myrtle Beach is at risk for those very decisions made.



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


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