Summerville Mayor Bill Collins to Seek Second Term

News Release – For Immediate Release

Collins: “There’s more work to be done to make Summerville an even better place to live”

(Summerville, SC) – Saying there’s more work to be done, Summerville Mayor Bill Collins announced today that he intends to seek re-election in the November city election.

Collins will complete his term as mayor in December 2015. Prior to serving as mayor he was publisher of The Summerville journal Scene for four decades.

“I would like to serve the citizens of Summerville for another term as mayor to finish several projects that will help make Summerville an even better place to live. First and foremost is getting the last leg of the Berlin Myers Parkway constructed. This will considerably ease traffic congestion. We also need to solidify plans and break ground for a new gateway into Summerville from the Sheep Island interchanges that will be built at Exit 197 on I-26. I have worked hard to get the funding in place for that $70 million plus project and hope to see construction begin in 2016,” Collins said.

“Since taking office in June of 2011 I have been blessed with a conscientious council and we have worked well together on numerous projects and issues. I humbly ask voters to give me the opportunity to serve four more years and see what, working together, we can accomplish,” Collins added.

Still to be dealt with are renovation of the armory on Hickory Street for a community center, revitalization of Oakbrook, refurbishing of Hutchinson Square and several annexation possibilities, he said.

Collins re-election campaign email is svillecollins@gmail.com and his phone numbers are 843-873-9427 or 843-494-7068. Terry Branstetter is serving as treasurer of the Re-Elect Collins campaign.

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