WHEREAS, Frank Fuller, the Mayor of Vance, was suspended from office by Executive Order 96-14 signed by the undersigned on July 3, 1996, because of pending criminal charges; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Fuller was convicted of four counts of Distribution of a Quantity of Cocaine Base (commonly referred to as Crack Cocaine) on October 16, 1996 in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Columbia Division; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article VI, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution, an officer of a political subdivision of this State who has been suspended from office and subsequently convicted shall have his or her position declared vacant and the vacancy shall be filled as provided by law.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby declare the Office of the Mayor of Vance to be vacant and a special election shall be held as soon as practicable pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §7-13-190 (Supp. 1995).
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 22ND DAY OF OCTOBER, 1996
DAVID M. BEASLEY
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