Charleston Mayor Joe Riley kicks off his 10th re-election campaign for mayor today. Mayor Riley, a Democrat, is the longest serving mayor in the 341-year history of the city of Charleston. He was first elected mayor in 1975 and is one of the most well-known city leaders in the country. In December, Riley sent a video announcement to his supporters of his plans to run again. His focus–
I want to focus especially on bringing more jobs to our community and strengthening our economy and addressing our drainage and infrastructure challenges, and making our schools the best they can be, and making Charleston an even more safe city.
He will run against author, historian and journalist David Farrow.