Cayce Mayor Elise Partin to run for reelection in November 2023

July 24, 2023

First female mayor seeks next term in office

Cayce Mayor Elise Partin formally announces her candidacy for re-election to the office of Mayor in the upcoming November 7, 2023 election. Mayor Partin, a nonpartisan, has had a strong campaign start in fundraising support from Cayce residents as well as local and regional businesses.

The first female to serve in the office of Mayor in Cayce when she was elected in 2008, Partin has proven herself as a dedicated leader whose priorities include fiscal responsibility, award-winning economic development that preserves Cayce’s small-town feel, and open, accountable communication between citizens and city officials.

Under her leadership, Cayce was recognized as one of the top 10 most tax-friendly places to retire in South Carolina and as the number one city in S.C. for recent graduates and millennials.

“Elise looks out for us hardworking taxpayers,” notes local resident, Jennie Jordan.

Jordan’s husband, Dan Gooch, agrees. “Thanks to Elise’s leadership, we don’t have to think about City government, because we know she makes sure it works. Our trash always gets picked up on time, we are safe, and our low City taxes and fees mean we get to keep more of our dollars and enjoy life.”

Due to Partin’s work, Cayce now has some of the lowest taxes and fees in the entire region, if not the lowest. The City provides a high quality of life because of the culture of customer service she and her team have created, and she is responsible for bringing more jobs and more choices to Cayce citizens by making smart economic development a priority. She ensures investment in infrastructure, most recently winning a $10 million grant from the State of S.C. for storm water improvements.

She is a dedicated public servant, not a politician, and was recognized as such by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 2019 as the Public Servant of the Year.

Partin is a proven mayor that’s a strong voice for Cayce’s citizens. She has embedded multiple communication avenues that didn’t exist prior to her tenure to ensure that citizens voices can not only be heard but amplified. This has allowed Cayce to operate from a plan of action driven by citizens.

Citizens’ input has been given even more weight by City Council due to moving the public comment section to the beginning of council meetings, which allows council to incorporate feedback into decision-