Vote for Gus Matchunis – Tega Cay City Council
I am a 20-year resident of Tega Cay, but more importantly the only candidate living on this side of the lake in “New Tega Cay”. I am married and have raised two children to adulthood in Tega Cay and have three more young children to go! Making sure that the little ones have the same opportunities and the same lifestyle as the older ones did is one of the main reasons I am running for Council.
Balancing the growth of our City with the needs of the residents and the community is one of my main concerns. I also want to hear your concerns, as I will be representing you.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and have lived in the South my entire life. I am enjoying a successful career in the Automotive Dealership Industry for the past 30 years, and have completed numerous continuing education courses, most recently the NADA Leadership Academy. I am passionate about everything I do, and that passion to help lead this great city of ours burns brightly. My oldest child was raised here in Tega Cay and graduated near the top of her class from Clemson Nursing School and now works at Levine Children’s Hospital with Pediatric Oncology patients.
I have a son who is a Junior at USC in Columbia majoring in Criminal Justice with his eye on a career as a US Marshall. My three younger children are in middle and elementary school here and I hope they too develop the heart of a public servant. Their success is a direct result of our amazing schools. I love this Lake we all live on, and protecting it as a source of drinking water and recreation maintains our lifestyle and our reputation as a recreational community. I refuse to ask for campaign contributions from friends, family, or anyone else and will not be influenced by any contributors.
The City of Tega Cay operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Tega Cay is governed by a Mayor and City Council who are elected by the people of the City to at-large seats for 4 year terms. Terms are staggered, whereby every 2 years, either 2 or 3 members of council seats are up for election.
On January 2nd 2018, Council Member David O’Neal was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Tega Cay. Because his term on Council has not yet expired, a special election will be held on March 20th, 2018 to fill his seat on Council for the remainder of his unexpired term.
“It is the responsibility of the City Council to guide the City to meet the strategic vision of the City, through the passage of Ordinances and Resolutions.