Stewart Co. Election Commissioners Resign; Mention State Rep. Bruce Griffey and County Commissioner Vincent Gray
Long time Stewart Co. Election Commissioner, Betty Gibbs, and more recently appointed Commissioner, James Adcock, also Chairman, resigned from the commission last week. They both turned in a letter of resignation at the SC Election Commission Office, Tues., March 12, at the regularly scheduled meeting. Their two year terms will be up the end of March. In a copy of the draft, yet unofficial, minutes from the March 12 meeting, it is stated, Adcock asked Election Administrator Daniel Perigo if he had talked to newly elected District 75 State Representative, Bruce Griffey. Perigo answered, "Yes, Bruce called after getting several phone calls from a member of the election commission and other people about upcoming election commission appointments." Adcock asked Perigo, "Did he tell you to call Vincent Gray?" He was referring to County Commissioner, Vince Gray who supported Griffey in the election. Perigo answered, "Yes, he said Vincent Gray is a trustworthy person to call and he knows people in the community." Adcock asked, "Did you talk to Vincent?" Perigo answered, "Yes, he said that if there were any changes, he didn't think I should be worried because I was doing a great job, and if I had problems to call Bruce." According to the draft minutes, Adcock asked the dialogue between Perigo and Gray be added to the minutes and then immediately stated that he and Betty Gibbs were resigning effective immediately and submitted the resignation letter to Perigo, who faxed it to the state, and then sat down. The last notation in the minutes stated, Election Commissioner Martha Vaughn reminded everyone that they needed to adjourn the meeting. Gibbs made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vaughn and the meeting was adjourned. Perigo said the meeting was properly adjourned, with a quorum, because the State Election Commission hadn't officially accepted the resignations. Election Commissioner Kyle Mallory was absent, leaving four commissioners.