Published Thu, Jun 5, 2008 12:00 AM An important election for Beaufort County Council District 9 will be held in the June 10 Republican primary. While this election is for District 9, it affects all of Beaufort County. The county needs individuals who are concerned about growth and development. Brian Flewelling is running for election to this seat. I know Brian is concerned, among other things, about the orderly development and proper growth of Beaufort County. The city of Beaufort appointed him to its zoning board of appeals, on which he served for several years as a member, then as chairman. Beaufort County then appointed him to the planning commission, which shortly thereafter elected him to be vice chairman. Brian is well-qualified for this position, and I hope the voters in District 9 will elect him to the County Council. Gary B. Fordham Beaufort
Flewelling has integrity, experience for council
Published Tue, May 27, 2008 12:00 AM Brian Flewelling is a candidate for County Council District 9. I have known Brian for 10 years and know that he has the experience, integrity and courage to make the right decisions. Brian will not be swayed from the right course in making tough decisions to help Beaufort County find solutions to many issues. Brian and Angel have been married for 25 years and have one son. They have taken in and cared for 12 foster children over the years and are excellent parents. They served as CAPA Open Arms Shelter relief house parents and have compassion for those who are hurting and in need. Brian served 10 years in the Marines, worked as a paralegal and opened his own title abstract company in 1994 and continues to run Advantage Title.Brian is vice chairman of the Beaufort County Planning Commission and has served as chairman of the city of Beaufort Zoning Board of Appeals. He is past president and zone chairman of the Beaufort Lions Club, on the board of directors of Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, a member of the Exchange Club and a parishioner at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Brian is always ready to help a friend or neighbor.Brian will put us on the right course as our county councilman in District 9. Tom Valentino Beaufort
Flewelling serves with action, not just words
Published Sun, Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM With the election for the newest addition to the Beaufort County Council upon us, I share my support for Brian Flewelling. Flewelling is the genuine article. He served our country in the Marine Corps. He is a family man who values his family and his community. He has put numerous hours into volunteering his time and talents into this community that he loves, through not just words but actions. Brian and his wife, Angel, served our community as foster parents for many years. Their impact on the lives of the children who passed through their home is immeasurable. Their dedication to their former foster children still lives on today, as they still are in close contact with many of them who now are in their 30s. Brian has volunteered countless hours with the Child Abuse Prevention Association, the Rotary Club and also has served our community on the zoning board. He has lived in our community for more than two decades, owns a business here and raised a family here. With Brian's experience and dedication to serve this community, he is the only choice for the County Council. There could be no better representative. He is a dedicated servant who will valiantly represent his community with the same dedication he lives by in his life. Karen Bearden Lady's Island
Correcting the record: Rotary not on resume
Published Tue, Jun 3, 2008 12:00 AM In her letter to the editor, "Flewelling serves with action, not just words" Karen Bearden incorrectly attributed membership in Rotary to me. While I appreciate the service of Rotarians everywhere and have actively supported their fundraisers and other events, I have never been a member of the Rotary. I believe Karen intended to cite my participation in various Lions Clubs as additional evidence of my volunteerism. Her enthusiasm is appreciated, but the error is regretted. Brian Flewelling Beaufort
The Primary in Perspective
I am a political agnostic, generally convinced that both parties have forgotten the everyday people of America.I make exception for an exceptional neighbor.When I moved to Beaufort, Brian and his wife Angel were among the first to offer a hand to my family.As I got to know Brian, I found out that this is his way.He helps people.Whether it is a child in need of a place to call home or a businessman in need of a guide through local red tape or a cause in need of a volunteer, Brian has shown himself as a person of actions, not empty platitudes.Brian Flewelling is earnest in his desire to improve Beaufort for tomorrow.His words are backed by actions which are backed by lasting convictions.He has served at every opportunity, giving his time to the community and the country.
It is folly to believe that those elections which matter are only those for major office, which will receive the vast majority of the media attention.It is the elections for the government closest to the people which should most closely resemble the represented.Brian is a man of this community with the characteristics necessary to serve us all well.Vote for Brian Flewelling.You will be glad you did.
FLEWELLING UNIQUELY QUALIFIED To the editors, When the founders envisioned citizen legislators aspiring to lead our republic they had people like Brian Flewelling in mind. A man of many talents, Brian has been both an entrepreneur and a public servant during his last 22 years in Beaufort. Brian seems to, at once, devote all of his energies to every one of his business, civic, and philanthropic endeavors with equal success. Rest assured, he will devote the same passion and energy to service on the county council. Of all the qualities that Brian will bring to the job his bedrock conservatism is by far the most important. He believes government exists to serve people and create an environment where businesses can succeed not to put up red tape and roadblocks. He also recognizes the uniqueness of Beaufort and all growth/expansion decisions will be weighed against the potential impact to our surroundings. Brian garnered the majority of the votes in the primary for one simple reason: he has hundreds of friends and supporters who believe in him and his vision for Beaufort County . He is uniquely qualified to move our county forward and find solutions to the problems we face. As one of two republican candidates for the district 9 county council seat competing in the June 24th runoff, Brian is counting on the motivated and the concerned to carry him through to November. Please give careful consideration on Tuesday and vote for the most prepared, well-rounded, and committed public servant in the race.