Lundy Baker to run for Port Royal Town Council as write-in candidate; candidate forum scheduled

emoody@beaufortgazette.comOctober 23, 2013 

Lundy Baker

Park Beaufort manager and Lollipop co-owner Lundy Baker is running as a write-in candidate for Port Royal Town Council.

He is one of four candidates vying for two seats in the Nov. 5 election. Baker and incumbents Mary Beth Gray Heyward and Vernon DeLoach will participate in a candidate forum 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Port Royal Elementary School, 1214 Paris Ave. Also running for council is newcomer Lee Helena.

Baker, 52, has lived in Port Royal since 2009 after moving from Ohio. He is married to Dianna and they have four grown daughters.

He sits on the board of Main Street Beaufort, USA, the board of the Alzheimer's Family Services of Greater Beaufort, the Historic Beaufort Foundation's business committee and the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce's small-business committee.

Lundy says his top priority is revitalizing downtown.

"I've watched (Beaufort) slowly return," he said. "When I came four years ago, there were 14 empty storefronts and today there is only one. I want to own that project, getting Port Royal revitalized."

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