Beaufort News

Forum set for Hilton Head Ward 3 candidates

The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island scheduled a second forum for the five candidates vying for the Ward 3 Town Council seat in the Feb. 15 special election.

The forum will be at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Wexford Plantation. Call 843-686-8817 or e-mail for a pass into the gated community.

Candidates are Beaufort County Councilman Steven Baer, 67; Lee Edwards, 43, president and CEO of a Hilton Head-based landscaping company; marketing representative Ryan McAvoy, 31; marketing consultant David Warren, 55; and retired money manager Peter Zych, 70.

The seat was vacated by Drew Laughlin when he became the new mayor. The seat's term expires in December 2012. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will meet in a runoff March 1.