Tony Ray Cahill
Enhancing the Quality of Life in Myrtle Beach Begins With What? – Eat More Vegetables!
My name is Tony Cahill and I’m running for the SC District 107 House of Representatives Seat. Myrtle Beach finally became home for me fifteen years ago, August 21st. I had vacationed here from my native West Virginia annually, almost from birth. I want to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Myrtle Beach. I homebound and substitute teach for Horry County Schools and tutor. I love to read, eat healthy, workout, run on the beach, and swim.
First of all, I believe the time we live in and that I would take office in, requires a clear position on the Covid-19 Pandemic crisis. By definition, this constitutes without a doubt, the most pressing issue we face. I hope I am wrong but fear that if the virus has been this active in the spring and summer – we could have a tragedy of epic proportions on our hands with the advent of winter flu season. Even the Spanish Influenza of a century ago took a break during the summer of 1918. Covid-19 has not. We obviously needed a mask mandate in South Carolina and in most, if not all, of America from the beginning. I also believe we must be prepared to swiftly institute near-total European-style lockdown orders and not the half-measure lockdowns of spring. A few weeks would be tantamount to hitting the reset button and getting a new start. Second, having worked most of my adult life as a teacher, education is always going to be a priority with me. This has many society-wide benefits, including its effect reducing the crime rate. Roads and other infrastructure are other ways we benefit all of Myrtle Beach residents and businesses. With increased traffic and heavy use, highways require vigilant attention.
Additional Information & Notes
1981 Bachelors Degree in Politics Wake Forest Univ
1985 Concord Univ Secondary Schools Teacher Certification in Math and Social Studies
1998 Masters Degree in Counseling From Marshall University
Twice Page to West Virginia House of Delegates
Great Uncle a One-Term Member of WV House of Delegates
Nine-Year Homebound and Substitute Teacher with Horry County Schools
Former 1st Lieutenant and Four-Year Member of the Grand Strand Composite Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
Former Four-Year Member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Former West Virginia Public Secondary Schools Math Teacher
Former Educational Programs Counselor for Workforce WV
Former K Mart Assistant Manager
College Summer Employment at McDonald’s and Dairy Queen
Former Member of SAG (The Screen Actors Guild)
Appeared in CBS’ “The Inspectors” filmed in Charleston, SC (Season 1, Episode 10)