New Folly welcome sign

A crew on Wednesday sets up the new Folly Beach welcome sign at the city entrance. Provided by Greta Anderson

FOLLY BEACH — Voters elected William Farley to the Folly Beach City Council in a runoff election Tuesday.

Unofficial returns gave Farley 464 votes to D. Keith Bolus' 247 votes for a seat on the at-large nonpartisan council, according to the county election commission.

Farley, 57, is a retired police chief from North Carolina and current member of the Folly Beach Public Safety beach patrol.

Bolus, 59, is a lawyer who has lived on the island full time since 1986.

During the earlier April 3 election, a third of the city’s nearly 2,500 voters turned out to cast ballots for the mayor and three open council seats.

Tim Goodwin ran unopposed for his third term as mayor.

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Political Editor

Schuyler Kropf is The Post and Courier political editor. He has covered every major political race in South Carolina dating to 1988, including for U.S. Senate, governorship, the Statehouse and Republican and Democratic presidential primaries.