A Hardeeville city councilman announced in a statement last week he will run for mayor.
Harry Williams, who was chosen to fill an empty council seat in a special election in September, announced in a letter sent Feb. 12 he would run for mayor of Hardeeville.
“With great humility, respect and hope I announce my candidacy for the office of mayor of Hardeeville,” he wrote. “I pledge to seek a future for Hardeeville that includes prosperity, equal opportunity for every citizen and civic pride in our community.”
Williams, a Sun City Hilton Head resident, was elected to city council in September after Carolyn Kassel resigned her seat in June. A New Jersey native, Williams had served on town council for five years in Mahwah, N.J. before moving to Sun City and Hardeeville in 2014.
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In his letter, Williams wrote that his municipal and business experience was “necessary to meet the challenges that will bring industry, jobs, and housing to Hardeeville.” Williams also wrote that he would seek to bring “professional order” to city council.
Williams will challenge incumbent Mayor Bronco Bostick, who has served as the city’s mayor since 2008, in the May 10 election.