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  • Paul Shewmaker

A note of thanks

Dear Simpsonville Residents,

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for your overwhelming support in the recent mayoral election. Winning re-election is a high compliment, and I am truly humbled by the honor you have bestowed upon me. It is a testament to the trust you have placed in my leadership and our collective vision for the future of Simpsonville.

For those of you who supported my opponents, I want to assure you that I will continue to work tirelessly for the good of our city, and I remain committed to representing ALL the people of Simpsonville. Every member of our community has an opinion, and I understand the importance of ensuring that everyone's voice is heard and valued. At the bottom of it all we share in the common goal of making Simpsonville simply better.

I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to each and every one of you who supported me during the campaign. Your enthusiasm, dedication, and belief in our shared goals were instrumental in our victory. Together, we have accomplished a great deal, and I am excited about what we will achieve in the coming years as we move our city forward.

While I am grateful for your trust in me, it is essential to remember that the work isn't done yet. The Ward 1 election is still undecided, and a runoff election is scheduled for November 21st. I urge all voters to choose wisely, selecting the candidate who embodies calm, heart, and a genuine dedication to serving our city. Erin Medlin. Let's steer clear of divisive, angry politics and continue the positive trajectory we have set for Simpsonville.

There is another set of people who deserve real thanks, the poll workers. This is volunteer work with a lot of training and and a very long day at the polls. I know enough about how our voting process works to have the deepest trust in the process and equal trust in you. The people who second guess or see conspiracy where there is zero chance of it, make your work harder. You have my deepest thanks.

Please take a moment over the next few weeks to thank the three incumbents who are stepping down from their positions. Matthew Gooch, Ward 1, three terms; Jenn Hulehan, Ward 3, two terms; and Ken Cummings, Ward 5, two terms. Your years of service and dedication to our city are truly appreciated, and your contributions will not be forgotten. To the new council members joining us, I extend a warm welcome. You have big shoes to fill. I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with you to build an even stronger and more vibrant Simpsonville.

Lastly, I want to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful people who do the day-to-day work of our city—the dedicated city employees who are the real force behind making things happen. They deserve a council that supports and values their hard work, as they are the ones who truly make a difference in the lives of the people of Simpsonville.

Once again, thank you for your trust, your support, and your commitment to our community. Together, we will continue to make Simpsonville a place we are all proud to call home.


Paul Shewmaker

Mayor of Simpsonville

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