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Blackwell Seeks Re-election to County Council

web posted March 21, 2014

MERRIWETHER Edgefield County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell has announced she will be filing to seek her fourth term on the Edgefield County Council this week. Blackwell represents Merriwether District 5 and is a Republican. She has been married for 30 years and is the mother of three and grandmother of one.

Blackwell has brought several projects to the Merriwether area over the last 6 years, the latest being the remodeling and restorations to the historic Sweetwater Community Center, due to go out for bids to get underway soon.

In the private sector Blackwell is a Vice President with a major financial institution and she is currently overseeing branches in Georgia and South Carolina. She has been with the company 27 years.

"When I first ran for the county council in 2008 I wanted to bring more attention to the Merriwether and Sweetwater areas that I felt were overlooked by the previous council," Blackwell said. "I also wanted to bring my business, management and financial skills to help improve the county as a whole."

Shortly after being sworn into office the county was hit with funding cuts of nearly $700,000. The Administration wanted to cut employee benefits in the offered budget. Blackwell presented her own budget, which was later adopted, saving the employee benefits program and preventing any job losses.

"I believe any government body should operate like a business," Blackwell said. "I've always made my fiscal decisions from that perspective."


Disclosure: Blackwell is married to Roy Blackwell, the owner and founder of Edgefield Daily.







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