NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Trey Skidmore defeated Ron Nichols Tuesday for an at-large North Myrtle Beach City Council seat.

This came after the race was sent to a runoff when no candidate reached the threshold during the March 2 special election.

Preliminary results from the City of North Myrtle Beach show that Skidmore finished with 1,158 votes compared to Nichols’ 799.

On Thursday at 10 a.m., the North Myrtle Beach Municipal Election Commission will meet at City Hall to certify the results.

Last week the candidates held a forum over Zoom for citizens to get to know them.

Below are profiles of each candidate.

Trey Skidmore

  • In favor of people to continue wearing a mask
  • How should the city make up revenue lost due to COVID-19?
    • Making sure people feel safe to come here. Tourism helps our small businesses
  • What do you want to change?
    • To give the community a voice
  • Why vote for you?
    • I want to be there for my community. I serve on this council to help the community.

Ron Nichols

  • Wants people to continue wearing masks
  • How should the city make up revenue lost due to COVID-19?
    • We’re in a good position from a budget standpoint. We’re not doing as good as we could be but not as bad as we think
  • What do you want to change?
    • People’s perspective of this city. Don’t think people are happy with the way they are governed.
  • Why vote for you?
    • I listen, I consider, and I act. I have no agenda other than serve the people of North Myrtle Beach.