Cindy Knocks Another One Out (by guest blogger Lee Cole)
You can say what you want to about Anderson County Councilwoman, M. Cindy Wilson, but she knows how to win an election. For the sixth consecutive time since she first took office in 2000, Ms. Wilson whooped up on yet another opponent in last Tuesday’s primary like the woman in the above video. She has no opposition in November as of yet, but there are rumors of a possible petition candidate who undoubtedly will face the same fate of her previous challengers.
As a resident of Ms. Wilson’s district, I am firmly convinced that she is unbeatable. The people of County Council District 7 which includes Williamston, West Pelzer, Pelzer, and Honea Path, are very conservative and supportive of Ms. Wilson’s quest for lower taxes and open government. Also, many of the people in our area of Anderson County feel a strong disconnect between the “Anderson Crowd” and our area out in the country. The people of our area are fiercely independent, mostly of Scots-Irish descent who detest the thought of a government in Anderson or anywhere else pushing unwanted “progressive” programs down their throats. Ms. Wilson understands the differences between the people of District 7 and the areas around the city of Anderson because of her deep family roots here and uses this to her advantage while her opponents marvel at her popularity. I believe their main problem is that they simply do not understand the people of District 7.
Conservative supporters of Ms. Wilson throughout Anderson County won big last Tuesday as well and will have a majority on county council next year. It remains to be seen whether or not they will work together and pass some conservative reforms to make our county a better place, but whatever the future has in store for Anderson County, Cindy Wilson will remain the representative from County Council District 7 for as long as she chooses.