Edmund, SC (Paul Kirby) – At a lunch on Thursday, Lexington County Council Chairmen Scott Whetstone says he plans to run for reelection in 2020. Whetstone has been the chairman of the council since January of 2019 and was first elected to the council in 2016. He represents the District One, the rural areas of Pelion, Swansea, Sandy Run, and some portions of the Fairview and the Gaston communities.
Whetstone said that the Lexington County Council is a great group to be associated with. He said although all nine members have different personalities and ideas, when they come together they hash things out and exist as a unified group. “We don’t always agree,” Whetstone said, “But we sometimes have to agree to disagree. It’s not personal, we all have a job to do representing a very diverse county.” Whetstone went on to say that Lexington County also has a great staff led by County Administrator Joe Mergo and they’ve been very efficient at implementing the council’s vision.
Whetstone has said before that he sees the council focusing on core service in the future. These include EMS, the fire service, law enforcement, and public works. These are all essential to serving the needs of a county that’s growing as fast as Lexington County is, according to Whetstone.
In closing, Whetstone said he has worked hard to serve the citizens and then lead the council. He said he’ll continue to listen to his constituents and do what he can to help. “The citizens of this county deserve to have a representative that cares about them,” Whetstone said. “I’ve known many of the people of my district for years, and I’ve met many more since I’ve been a part of the council. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is getting to interact with the great people who live in District One and across the county.”
Whetstone’s contacts are in the council portion of the County of Lexington’s website. You can find that by clicking this link – Lexington County Council.