Port Royal Town Council candidate profile: Vernon DeLoach

emoody@beaufortgazette.comOctober 25, 2013 

Vernon DeLoach

Age: 84

Office: At-large Port Royal Town Council seat

Number of years living in the area you seek to represent: 55 years

Family: Wife, Daisy L. Palmer; two grown sons; one grown daughter

Education: High school graduate, finished course with Massey Institute of Technology. This same as one year of college. Numerous courses by the Navy.

Current occupation/employer: Self employed -- own and operate dwelling rental business.

Employment, military and volunteer history: Worked federal civil service for over 30 years. Mostly in the construction office. Retired as construction representative supervisor

Please list all public offices to which you've been elected, when and where: Port Royal -- last 8 years. Served two years about 46 years ago.

Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office and when: Lost two elections for Town Council.

Other prior political and government experience: No. Note: I served five years as volunteer fire chief.

Key endorsements you've received: No answer.

Campaign contributions: None as of Oct. 25.

Campaign expenditures: None as of Oct. 25.

Largest donations: None as of Oct. 25.

Why should people vote for you?

I believe in open governance. Honest and truthful. I always try to do the right thing. I refuse to be pressured into a wrong vote. I have always spoken out if I believe anything is not right.

What are the three most important issues you would address if elected? How?

Sale of the port. There are many things we can do. Candidates should publicly debate this. I believe at the present time the town is being run very well. I will try to see that this continues. I would like to point out that we just finished a wetlands project that adds beauty and recreation.

What other issues do you see as important?

Many will come up the next four years.

What specific steps will you take to make government more open and accessible to the public?

I have always done this. We always need to seek input from our people.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony), been disciplined by a professional licensing board or organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give the details.

No.

Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your federal, state or local taxes? If so, please give the details.

No

Are there any personal details about yourself that voters would be interested in knowing?

I moved here about 55 years ago with the intent of staying the rest of our lives. My wife and children just loved this town. We have always tried to make this town to be a better place.

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