Link to full story by Riley Miller, WJCL
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. —
A big announcement on Hilton Head Island today.
After serving the town for eight years, Ward 1 councilman Marc Grant says he will not run for re-election this November.Advertisement
Instead, he’s endorsing Alex Brown for the job.
Brown and Grant made the announcement today at Historic Cherry Hill School.
Brown, a Hilton Head native, says his plans for the town include preserving the Gullah presence, bringing unity throughout the island and making it an overall better place to live, work and play.
With experience serving as chair of the town’s planning commission, treasurer of the MLK Celebration Committee, and member of the Our Plan Committee, Grant believes Brown is a great fit for town council.
“All the things that I’ve accomplished, it was not by myself. It was because of him and many other people in the community. And I just know for a fact he’s the best person for the job because he has run the race,” says Grant.
“I find myself in a lot of different situations locally. I like to describe it as being ‘in the streets,’ so to speak. And I’m going to continue that. I will be very accessible. And I’m a much better listener than I am talker, so I’m willing to listen,” Brown says.
Some of the major neighborhoods that make up Ward 1 include Squire Pope, Honey Horn, Jarvis Creek Club, Spanish Wells and Marshland Landing.