Wilson to run for Council Ward 4

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Elaine Wilson, of 115 Third St., Williamston announced this week that she plans to run for the Ward 4 seat on Williamston Town Council. “As a life-time resident, I have decided to run for town council’s Ward 4 seat in this year’s November election,” Wilson said.

She is a graduate of Palmetto High School and has three daughters and eight grandchildren.

She said she is “a Christian by faith” and attends Beech Springs Tabernacle where she has served in several different ministries, including children’s church, Jr. High youth, and prayer team. She currently teaches a Celebrate Recovery Class.

“I love being active with helping people and thru these ministries I have a desire to reach people and help people in our community,” she said. “Like many others that I have talked with and asked to help me pray about my decision, I too am concerned about the direction that our present leadership has taken our town.”

Extremely high utility rates, spending that could have waited and a seemingly disinterest in the community are a few of the complaints she has about the town’s government.

“However, I only have the right to complain if I am first and foremost willing to serve and help make changes that I feel are needed for Williamston.”

Although she is not the first female to run for office in Williamston, if elected she would be the first to serve on council.

“I would be humbled with the honor, to be the first woman elected official in Williamston history,” Wilson said. “I feel it long overdue to cross that political barrier. I am willing to serve and excited about serving with a mayor and other council members who have the best interest of Williamston at heart. Thank you for your support.”

Wilson can be reached at 864-245-0477.