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Covert announces run for Beaufort County District 7 Seat on County Council

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

A well-known Beaufort County business man is looking to make his way onto the County Council.

Mike Covert, the President of Covert Aire, announced Thursday that he will be running for the District 7 Seat on the Beaufort County Council.

He told WTOC that some of his platform ideas include the preservation of the May River, as well as the extension off of Bluffton Parkway's 5B.

He said his background in business makes him fit for the position.

"What I bring to the table is a business sense. A sense of being able to sit across the table from people that may not share the same views, but we can come to reasonable gathering, and make things happen,” said Covert.

The District 7 seat is currently occupied by Cynthia Bensch, who recently announced her candidacy to run for Mayor of Bluffton this November against current town Mayor Lisa Sulka.

The Councilman slot will open in November of 2016, unless Bensch is voted into Mayor of Bluffton this year.

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