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As the first woman mayor of the City of Cayce, and the city’s first new mayor in 18 years, Elise Partin has created her own mini media storm.

When Partin was a graduate student at Carolina, she moved to Cayce, located just across the Blossom Street Bridge from campus.

Elise Partin, the first woman mayor of the City of Cayce, has two Carolina degrees: a BS degree in psychology and a master’s degree in public health.

“Its proximity to downtown and the University was fabulous,” said Partin, who has finished two Carolina degrees: a BS in psychology in 1992, and a master’s degree in public health in 1995. Originally from Charleston, Partin has now lived in Cayce for more than 15 years.

“I continued to rent the house after I graduated, and then I bought it, and then my husband and I built on to it,” she said. “We love this community and love coming home from the river every night. Now our children have grown up walking the Riverwalk almost every day of their young lives.”

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