In a press release announced on Sunday, October 11, the Sumter Board of REALTORS announced the endorsement of David Merchant to the office of Mayor of Sumter.
The release reads:
The Sumter Board of REALTORS is recommending the election of David Merchant to the office of Mayor of Sumter.
A special screening pan el of the Board conducted interviews with the candidates for the Mayoral election and concluded, following extensive questioning, that Merchant is best qualified for the position. Five of the six persons seeking election to the officer of Mayor were interviewed during the selection process.
Interviewers with the candidates were designed to provide the Board’s membership with the best information as to which of the candidates for the office of Mayor was best qualified for the post.
Following the endorsement, David Merchant says the following, “I am extremely appreciative to the Sumter Board of REALTORS to have earned their endorsement. Realtors serve an important role in our community, represent small business and do work daily to shine a positive light on our city and its people.”