|The GOP "Majority Makers" (Left to right): Council Vice-Chair Bob Bundy, GOP Chair Sandy McGarry, |
Councilman Steve Harper, Chair Larry McCullough, Councilman Brian Carnes
Last night, Lancaster County Republicans celebrated the third milestone of the 2012 election cycle by swearing-in the county's first-ever Republican majority on Council and the election of Republicans Larry McCullough as Chair of Council and Bob Bundy as Vice-Chair.
Council chambers were standing-room only for the swearing-in and officer elections, with most of the attendees from the ranks of the county GOP - another sign of the growing muscle of Lancaster Republicans.
Lancaster County Republicans marked two other historic firsts by electing the county's first Republican courthouse official - Treasurer Carrie Helms - and the first time the county had voted twice in a row for a GOP Congressional candidate - Congressman Mick Mulvaney.
With Lancaster County now voting more Republican than South Carolina voters on the average, including the last four Presidential election contests, it's likely these historic wins are a sign of things to come. According to county GOP Chair Sandy McGarry, the party is already hard at work in getting ready for the 2014 elections, seeking to capitalize on the county's growing GOP strength.