To say the 2019 mayoral race in Charleston, South Carolina has been dramatic would be an understatement …
The race has been nothing short of a reality television show, and the biggest fireworks could be yet to come.
In the meantime, though, one of the frontrunners for the seat is looking to break away from the pack and rise above the noise. City councilman Mike Seekings – who is currently running one of the most well-funded candidacies against first-term incumbent John Tecklenburg – launched a nifty introductory ad this week touting his accomplishments.
Entitled “Fit to Lead,” the spot shows the councilman jogging through the Holy City as he rattles off his various priorities for the city.
“We need to do more to address today’s challenges,” Seekings said in the 30-seconds spot. “I’ll be a mayor fit to lead.”
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The “fit to lead” line is a clever play on words – referencing Seekings’ personal physical fitness as well as the myriad ethical issues that have dogged Tecklenburg during his first term in office.
Seekings has served on Charleston city council since 2010, representing parts of West Ashley and downtown. He also serves as the chairman of area’s regional transit authority and interim director of the Cooper River Bridge Run. He is one of five candidates currently campaigning for mayor, a job that Tecklenburg has held for the past four years.
In addition to Seekings and the incumbent, city councilman Gary White, former city councilman Maurice Washington and private property rights advocate Sheri Irwin are all running for the post.
Another city councilman, Harry Griffin, dropped out of the race last month.
This news outlet does not have a dog in the fight, however we do believe Tecklenburg has proven himself “unfit” to lead the city.
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