Local business operations manager says he’ll run for county council
Batesburg-Leesville, SC (Paul Kirby) – Jeff Sarokas, a local businessman who manages a company that does contract billing for others has said he will run for Lexington County Council in District Two. That district includes Gilbert, Summit, Batesburg-Leesville, Western Lake Murray and parts of Fairview. That seat is currently held by Larry Brigham, a State Farm Insurance agent with an office in the area. The filing hasn’t opened for the position yet.
In his announcement on social media, Sarokas said his parents moved to Lexington County in the mid 1980’s. He went to Lexington High School and married his high school sweetheart Michelle. They have lived in Lexington County ever since. The couple have two sons. Sarokas said that after careful consideration as a family, and with the encouragement of friends, he is running for a position on Lexington County Council.
Sarokas said that over the past 30 years he’s been involved in many functions that have helped his neighbors. He’s helped to raise money for the catastrophically wounded with Tunnel to Towers, created awareness with SC Remembers 911, and led efforts to raise money that funded research to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. He’s also a graduate of Leadership Lexington County and participated as a foundation board member for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
In his statement, Sarokas also said, “Those who know me recognize that stillness is not one of my qualities. I am also guided by common sense and a belief that actions speak louder than words.” He believes the voters in District 2 are eager for change. They want someone to not only listen to their concerns, but to act upon those concerns.
You can learn more about Jeff Sarokas by checking out his Facebook page at: FACEBOOK