Reported by Claire Beverly, Adventure Radio in Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island Mayor Tom Peeples has announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Peeples says that he simply wants to spend more time with his family.
A lot of things have gone on in my life, not the least of which is having a new granddaughter. I’ve had friends and family with medical issues along the way that just makes you step back and realize that life is short and you need to slow down and enjoy it.
Peeples says that his health his fine. He has been mayor of Hilton Head since 1995. Many credit him with uniting the island’s businesses, residents and native Gullah community. Peeples was instrumental in the completion of the Cross Island Parkway, a toll road that expedites the way to the Island’s public beaches and “downtown” circle shopping.