On Friday, Jan. 15, with family, friends and supporters at his side, local businessman and current Williamston Council Member, Rockey Burgess, will formally announce his candidacy for S.C. Senate 4th District. The public announcement will be held in front of Williamston Town Hall Friday at 2 P.M.
Several potential candidates have expressed intentions of possibly running for the seat. Burgess is the first to say he definitely intends to announce as a candidate.
“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Williamston as a member of council since April of 2013,” Burgess said. “Together, we have accomplished many things. While serving the residents of Williamston, I have been a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and economic development while serving as a voice for small business. I have worked hard to provide the high levels of service that our taxpayers demand at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer. It is my desire to continue shaping public policy in the S.C. Senate by remaining true to proven conservative principals.”
Burgess, 40, was elected to Williamston Town Council in April 2013. He is a lifelong resident of Williamston and small business owner. He is a board member of Envision Williamston and chairs the Ordinance Review Committee. It is in Williamston that he resides with his wife, Wendy Burgess and three children, Austin, Sophia, & Channing. Rockey was a 2015 recipient of the Anderson Independent Mail’s 20 under 40 award. He has previously served as an Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy as well as in the SC Army National Guard.