Wendie Orr-Svoboda files to run for open Chapin town council seat
Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – Wendie Orr-Svoboda, a small business owner, has filed to run for the open seat on the Town of Chapin’s town council. Svoboda has said in past interviews that she owns the Chapin News, a digital media source that covers state, national, and world news, as well as happening in the Chapin area on a website and through social media. She is also listed on LinkedIn as its owner. At one point, she and Chapin’s former mayor Stan Shealy had worked on that media project together.
Svoboda had been noticeably absent in and around town since before last year’s general election. Many had publicly asked about her health and if she had moved. When asked about her well-being and where she had been recently at a town planning session, Stan Shealy said that Svoboda had been staying at a home she has in North Carolina for much of the year. He said was back in town and living at her West Horn Court home in the Fair Haven subdivision again. That same week, she was at a meeting of the Chapin Planning Commission speaking to everyone.
At this time, she is the only person to file for the seat left open when Preston Baines resigned. Filing closes on Monday at 12 noon.