By Al Dozier
Ann Bailey- Robinson has won a Cayce City Council seat in a special election held August 11.
It was a small turnout of only 53 voters to select from three candidates seeking Council Seat No. 3, formerly held by Eva Corley. Bailey-Robinson received 58 percent of the vote. J. Kelly Wuest received 23 percent, and Robin Milton, 19 percent.
Bailey-Robinson is a healthcare worker who specializes in patient advocacy and consumer service. She said she decided to run for council because, “I love being involved and serving our city.”
She serves as secretary for the Cayce Beautification Foundation.
Her family has owned a small business in Cayce for several years, an ice cream and Italian ice truck known as Faith T’s Cool Treats.
This is the first time she has run for public office.
The term for Council Seat 3 is set to expire November 2, 2021.Corley, who has held the seat since 2012, stepped down as she prepares to move out of town.
There will be another special election in Cayce September 22 to fill the vacated seat held by Mayor Pro Tem Tara Almond, who has served in Council District 1 since 2012. She stepped down after announcing plans to move to the coast.