On February 27, Sullivan’s Island Councilman Jerry Kaynard announced his endorsement and support of Mayoral candidate Mike Perkis. “The Mayor of Sullivan’s Island should be a position of leadership and a source of creative ideas. In times of controversy, the Mayor should serve as a unifying force. This sometimes requires subordinating your personal beliefs for the good and welfare of the entire community,” Kaynard said, in an official press release do the Island Eye News. “I believe Mike Perkis can be that kind of Mayor. I have served with Mike Perkis on Town Council as he took leadership positions as chairman of our Ways & Means (Budget) Committee and as chairman of the Water and Sewer Committee. He has served ably as our Mayor Pro Tem. I look forward to serving on Council with him in future years.”
The Town of Sullivan’s Island will hold its Municipal Election on Tuesday, May 7. The filling period for candidates ended on February 20. One resident filed to run for Mayor – Mike Perkis – and five hopefuls are running for the three open Council seats. Candidates include: Sarah Church, Chauncey Clark, Billy Matthews, Susan Middaugh, and incumbent Pat O’Neil. The Charleston County Board of Election Commission has fifteen days to verify signatures on candidate petitions, after which, the Town of Sullivan’s Island will confirm the official candidate selections. Stay tuned to the Island Eye News for in-depth biographies and interviews with those running for office.