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Hon. Marion Dargan Foxworth III

Wrong Hon. Marion Dargan Foxworth III?

Board Member

Carolina Mail House

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Horry County Council Vice Chairman


  • political science degree
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The Sun News | 05/08/2005 | District 3 hopefuls focus on voter base, 8 May 2005 [cached]
The special election Tuesday between County Council incumbent Marion Foxworth and challenger Joe DeFeo likely will come down to voter turnout.
"Ten percent would be almost 1,200 voters, which would be an awesome turnout," said Foxworth, who worked professionally on various elections and referendums before being elected to the council.
"There were a lot of people who turned out [in November] who did not know Marion Foxworth or Joe DeFeo" and just voted along party lines, Foxworth said."There were a lot of people who turned out [in November] who did not know Marion Foxworth or Joe DeFeo" and just voted along party lines, Foxworth said.
Foxworth said his platform is providing a voice for residents in a district that contains some of the area's biggest tourism draws, including The Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park, Family Kingdom and Broadway at the Beach.He also has said one of his top goals is completing Postal Way, a proposed road that would connect Carolina Forest to shopping centers in the area and give an alternative to U.S. 501.
"If only 500 to 600 people show up, I believe Marion Foxworth will win.If 2,000 people show up, I will win."
The actual number of votes probably will fall somewhere between those figures, he said.
Meanwhile, Foxworth has managed to get support from some high-profile Republicans, including County Council Chairwoman Liz Gilland.
County Democratic Party Chairman Greg McCollum said the support comes down to Foxworth being a better candidate.
"Marion has built a bi-party support base," McCollum said.
5 | District 3 election results show Joe DeFeo inching by incumbent Marion Foxworth by 37 votes.
Nov. 10 | Foxworth files a challenge to the District 3 race results.
Marion Foxworth | Democratic incumbent; director of political mailings for the Carolina Mail House; organized various political campaigns and referendums; county councilman for about 2½ years
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The Sun News | 03/13/2005 | 'Gloves are off' as DeFeo, Foxworth rematch takes negative turn, 13 Mar 2005 [cached]
The County Council election rematch between Joe DeFeo and incumbent Marion Foxworth is at least two months away, but the race already is boiling over.
In recent weeks, Foxworth hounded the embattled aviation company AvCraft, which DeFeo introduced to Horry County.
Foxworth went out to the airport and took photos of out-of-state license plates on employee cars and reported them to the county auditor, and he scrutinized the county's dealings with the company during public meetings.
"I see Marion as desperate and attacking a third party company to hurt them because of me, and I am sure it could get worse," DeFeo said.
Foxworth has been critical of the county's lease deal with AvCraft.But he said he doesn't want to run a negative campaign and doesn't consider AvCraft to be a big political issue.
"Unless I am attacked, I don't plan on using [AvCraft] or [DeFeo's] lack of experience in my campaign," Foxworth said.
Foxworth, a husband and father of four, works as the director of political mailings for the Carolina Mail House in Murrells Inlet and has held the District 3 County Council seat for about 2½ years.
He said he first became enamored with politics as a child watching the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.
"I was watching that on TV and was just mesmerized," Foxworth said.
He served as speaker of the College of Charleston Student Senate and worked on his first political campaign after graduating with a political science degree in 1982.
Between 1985 and 2000, Foxworth said he worked on campaigns for 17 local referendums, such as sales taxes and bond issues, and said he was successful on all 17.
Foxworth is a Democrat in an area dominated by Republicans, but he said that doesn't mean much.
"I think party affiliation does not have a lot to do with daily governance at the local level," Foxworth said.
During his council career, Foxworth said he teamed with Myrtle Beach to eliminate additional runways at Myrtle Beach International Airport that could have disrupted nearby residential areas.
The council also created a collection of new zoning rules that will better regulate methadone clinics, concrete factories and other uses that can intrude on residents, he said.
Also in his background is a 1990 guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge of obtaining money under false pretences stemming from his role as a campaign consultant.He served 200 hours of community service.
Foxworth said he knows what the re-election race is going to focus on.
"It seems to me it is going to be entirely about my [political] record," he said."I guess that is because he doesn't have a record."
How we got here
May 10 special election is expected to resolve fall general election dispute, which left Marion Foxworth in office as District 3 Horry County councilman, although DeFeo claimed the higher vote tally.
The first time | In 2002, Foxworth defeated DeFeo with 59 percent of the vote to fill the remaining 18 months of the late Ray Brown's term.
DeFeo edged Foxworth by 32 votes, but Foxworth quickly filed a protest.
Foxworth successfully argued that a significant number of voters potentially cast their ballots in the wrong precinct.
Marion Foxworth resigns from ..., 19 Aug 2015 [cached]
Marion Foxworth resigns from Horry County Council Marion Foxworth resigns from Horry County Council
After serving for nearly 14 years, Marion Foxworth resigned from the District 3 Horry County Council seat to pursue a new position in the co...
Foxworth To Take Oath June ..., 26 May 2005 [cached]
Foxworth To Take Oath June 7
Conway, South Carolina - Horry County Council District 3 Representative, Marion Foxworth, III, will be sworn into office on Tuesday, June 7, at 4 p.m. in County Council Chambers.
Vandon had plans to go Trick-or-Treating ..., 17 Dec 2010 [cached]
Vandon had plans to go Trick-or-Treating with Marion but due to sex-offender laws, Vandy had to stay inside his house from 5-10pm, have all lights off, couldn't leave or give out any treats. As for Mary, he drove around every block in Withers Swash looking for candy! Unfortunately she wasn't working Halloween night...What a disappointing holiday for these two area leaders.
Marion Dargan Foxworth, III - Horry County Council Vice Chairman, District 3
Grand Strand, after carefully writing all night about Horry County Vice Chairman Marion Foxworth, III, I come across this gem about Professor Vandon Ellis Jenerette, III.
Though Marion may put the "Vice" in the Council's Vice Chair position; Vandon is an entire category of malice which cannot compare.
The (Dis)honorable Marion D. Foxworth, III
Don't tell this to Marion Dargan Foxworth, III; it might not click that you are talking about the prostitution solicitation charge and NOT the traffic citation. He's a little feebleminded now that he may have to explain why he broke the law…again. It disturbs me to write about this, but I feel I would not be living up to my own philosophy on L.I.F.E. if I don't. When it comes to Marion D. Foxworth, III, Horry County Councilman for District 3, and Council Vice Chairman, the issue involving an arrest for Solicitation of Prostitution should not be taken lightly. I understand fully the concept of innocent until proven guilty; but mind you that's in a court of law. After reading what the police witnessed in their incident report, it's clearly obvious the officers saw Foxworth enter the house with Ms. Crossman, a known prostitute.
Now, Mary will say he was simply pulled over for a minor traffic violation and looks forward to this whole 'thing' moving forward. Given the benefit of a doubt, let's just go with the traffic violation. However, and I mean a resounding HOWEVER! How do you suppose that "Fresh" Fluid Stain got onto the hip of your pants? Yes Marion, that question is directed towards you. And oh yeah, the Hooker already told the cops you followed her into the house, dropped your pants, began "masturbating" and offered her $20 for sex, or the equivalent of giving a Vietnamese Prostitute 321,220.00 Dong to Love you Long Time. Even though she wouldn't have sex with Mary, she told police he insisted she keep the money.
Here's an Axiomatic Truth : These men know Marion Foxworth, III like the hairs on top of their heads. Mary's nonchalant swagger about this case is evident in his comments to local papers and media news agencies. He said this whole situation is less than what it appears to be. That he received a citation for not using his turn signal. Now Mary, do you mind if I call you Mary?, no one is claiming that you are anything less than honorable when admitting to these charges. But as I said before, though the justice system has deemed you innocent until proven guilty, the same guarantee may not apply at home; it's most likely the opposite. Oh! The prostitute thing…Mary had a statement for that to. He told News13 that it was all a misunderstanding and that he's known the woman for years.
For the unenlightened, this is not the first time Mary demonstrated his true colors. In 2000, he pleaded guilty to accepting money under a false pretense; bribery. He was given 200 hours of community service, and it's probably safe to say that no good came of that 200 hours. Mary, is it beyond your capacity to understand integrity and character or does your non-conscience mind remain numb to all social norms?
Mary, if you can find any remnant of dignity in that shallow soul of yours, I would highly recommend you own up to your actions, walk away from your position, and make amends to the only thing you have left at the end of the day…your family. You may not have lived the L.I.F.E. of Leadership we hoped he would, but that's not to say he can't do well in other areas of his life. It's a difficult realization to come to terms with, that Mary may not be equal to the task of County Government. All-in-all, you already lost your pants, the police took your car, the hooker refused to have sex with you & she kept the money...Suffice it to say, you didn't get your money's worth.
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