Councilman George Sheppard resigned his Tega Cay Council seat after being elected City of Tega Cay Mayor at Election Day in November. That leaves an open council seat. Two candidates officially paid their filling fee and put their name in the hat for the vacant seat with the York County Elections office byt last weeks deadline. The two candidates are incumbent Councilman John Dervay and Realtor Douglas Lee Collins.
The Special Election day is Feb. 9 2010.
Dervay, who in November lost his council seat by less than 12 votes to Stephen Perkins, filed Dec. 4, staking a claim for the at-large seat. Collins, 59, filed on Dec. 14, according to a York County Registration and Elections Office official.
Collins, the father of five and grandfather of one, is a Realtor and broker/owner of EDI Real Estate in Tega Cay. Before serving on the city council, Dervay formerly served the city in several roles, including city zoning administrator and code enforcement officer.