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Now that it’s over (for this year)

This election cycle is in the books. Guess what, next year, 2013, there is more.  We have some local elections around the county, and PCVotes plans to bring you information on as many candidates as we can.  Easley City Council has several seats up for grabs in 2013 including Cave Watson’s seat.  We are sure there will be a lot said in that contest.  Stay tuned, we will keep you posted as we get information.

Senate District 2 Candidate Debate, October 23 at 6:30

On October 23rd, incumbent Sen. Larry Martin and petition candidate Rex Rice will face off at Tri-County Technical College for the Senate District 2 Candidate Debate, presented by PCVotes.
The purpose of this debate is twofold:
1. The PCVotes team is focused on bringing the voting public closer to the process of selecting elected officials, because informed voters make better, more intelligent decisions at the voting booth.
2. When the candidates have the opportunity to communicate their position on issues, they are able to ensure that everyone understands how they will represent them in office.
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Rex Rice and Larry Martin debate on October 23rd.
The list of organizations participating in the PCVotes debate series continues to grow. The current list includes:

  • Easley Patch
  • Tri-County Technical College
  • Grandparents Rights Association of South Carolina
  • Grandparents Rights Association of the United States
  • Business/Education Alliance
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Fraternal Order of Police (Pickens County)
  • The Parenting Place
  • Pickens County Voice
  • Easley Chamber of Commerce
  • Conservatives of the Upstate
  • Taxpayer’s Association of Pickens County
  • Pickens County Tea Party
  • ABATE (Motorcycle Club)

If you are not able to attend, please watch the debate live by clicking the Live Stream link under  “Watch the Debates” on the right side of this page.

Easley School Board Candidate Debate, 9/25

Debate scheduled for Easley School Board Candidate at 6:30pm Tuesday, September 25 at the First Wesleyan Church of Easley

 The event will introduce voters to the candidates vying to be Easley’s next School Board Trustee and to help encourage voters to get out and vote November 6.

School Board candidates Judy Edwards, Valerie Ramsey and David Whittemore have all committed to attend.

Organizers are currently finalizing the list of community-wide groups who will put forward representatives for the panel that will develop questions for the debate and represent their group during the debate.  The goal is to provide a wide variety of questions and viewpoints from across the community.

Any organizations interested in participating in the debate should contact PCVotes at: committee@pcvotes.com

The audience will have a number of opportunities for an active role in the debate.  On the night of the debate, audience members will help narrow down the list of questions from each group to a final, short list of questions.  Others will participate in post-debate Question & Answer sessions with candidates.

The format of the debate is designed to eliminate the influence of any single interest or political group, party or candidate in an effort to encourage a broader participation by people from across the county.

The Easley School Board Debate is the second of several events planned before the November election.  Current plans include:

  • Pickens County Sheriff Debate, held 8/28 (video: Pickens County Sheriff Debate)
  • Easley School Board Trustee Debate, 9/25
  • Pickens County Senate Debate, 10/23

Refer to PCVotes.com for more information.

PC Sheriff Debate Video

The Pickens County Sheriff Debate hosted on 8/28 by PCVotes.com is available on video at the following link:

Pickens County Sheriff Debate

Please feel free to watch and comment on the video page, and be sure to click the “like” button.

Pickens County Sheriff Candidate’s Debate, 8/28

Debate scheduled for Pickens County Sheriff’s Candidate at 6:00pm Tuesday, August 28 at the First Wesleyan Church of Easley.
The event will introduce voters to the candidates vying to be Pickens County’s next sheriff and to help encourage voters to get out and vote November 6.  Sheriff’s candidates Rick Clark, Stan Whitten and Tim Morgan have all committed to attend.

Organizers have established a panel of leaders from a range of county-wide groups who are developing lists of questions that represent the interests of their members.  The goal is to provide a wide variety of questions and viewpoints from across the county.

The audience will have a number of opportunities for an active role in the debate.  On the night of the debate, audience members will help narrow down the list of questions from each group to a final, short list of questions.  Others will participate in post-debate Question & Answer sessions with candidates.

The format of the debate is designed to eliminate the influence of any single interest or political group, party or candidate in an effort to encourage a broader participation by people from across the county.

The PC Sheriff debate is the first of several PC Votes events planned before the November election.  Current plans include:
  • Easley School Board Debate
  • Easley & Pickens County Council candidate forum
  • Pickens Senate Debate

Easley Patch is a principal sponsor of this event.