NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Voters in North Charleston re-elected Mayor Keith Summey to his sixth term in office Tuesday.
Summey defeated challengers Chris Collins, John Singletary and Clifford Smith, amassing an unofficial 60.55 percent of the vote. Those results are considered unofficial until election officials certify them on Thursday.
"It was probably one of the toughest elections we've elections we've had," Summey said of the campaign. "It was not an election process I've been proud of because I don't like the low style of campaigning, but we survived it and we're moving forward."
Of his next term, Summey said the city has two senior complexes that are planned, a major three-gym complex he would like to do in the southern end of the city to bring tournament play in.
"We've got to do something about transportation, and I'm wanting to work with the state and the county to see what we can do to help in that," Summey said. "And then to keep economic growth going, with not just the manufacturing but the retail office complex we're getting in, creating jobs at all levels so people can have an opportunity to make a good living."
Summey has served as mayor of North Charleston since 1994.