Ganging up on Colleen Condon

Apr 21, 2016 No Comments ›› votemoody

Ganging up on Colleen Condon

Charleston, South Carolina – January 30, 2016 – One of this year’s liveliest local races could be found in Charleston County Council’s District 7 seat, where incumbent Democrat Colleen Condon might face a GOP challenger from a politically active family.

Charleston City Councilman Keith Waring, Republican state Sen. Paul Thurmond and others sent out an email Friday urging Charleston banker Brantley Moody to run for Condon’s seat.

Moody — son of City Councilman Bill Moody and brother of former School Board Chair Brian Moody — said he was thinking about running as a Republican for the West Ashley seat.

“I’ve had a lot of people in my ear,” Brantley Moody said, “because of everything our current councilwoman is against that I think the majority of people in West Ashley are for.” Filing for that and other state and local offices doesn’t open until March, and he said he would make a decision by then.

Condon, who has served on council since 2005, said she loves serving on council but still hasn’t decided whether to seek another term because of the time commitment involved. “I’m still making a decision with my family,” she said.

If she were to run, she could face some political headwind because of fines and penalties owed to the State Ethics Commission. The agency’s website lists her debt as $46,780.

Condon said Friday she understands the actual amount is below $10,000, “and I’m making payments on it.” The outcome in District 7 will help determine the balance of power on County Council, which currently has a 5-4 Democratic majority.

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