CC&T Broker and Charleston mayoral candidate John Tecklenburg recently announced he has received the endorsement of former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings. We could not be prouder to support Tecklenburg in this election!
Check out the article from The Post & Courier about the race!
Hollings endorses Tecklenburg in Charleston mayor’s race
Aug 17 2014 12:01 am
Former state Rep. Jimmy Bailey won’t throw his hat in the ring for the 2015 Charleston mayoral race because of the time it would take away from his family.
Bailey, who ran against Mayor Joe Riley in 2003, said in a letter he is concerned about a host of issues facing the city but, instead, will offer to support whoever becomes the city’s next mayor.
Bailey’s letter said he’d been giving the race a lot of thought but “it became clear to me that I really did not want to give up so many things, such as picking up my grandchildren on a regular basis and watching them grow.
“I remembered going through the same agonizing thoughts when I went on to the General Assembly and how much I missed out on with my children while I was in Columbia six months of the year.”
Meanwhile, the only announced candidate, Charleston businessman John Tecklenburg, continued to consolidate support from the Lowcountry’s Democratic base. He announced last week he has the endorsement of former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings.
For those in the know, this announcement is no surprise: Tecklenburg’s father Henry was one of Hollings’ close friends and advisors, and John Tecklenburg managed Hollings’ last re-election campaign in 1998.
Tecklenburg said he was honored by Hollings’ nod, adding, “Sen. Hollings is a true statesman, a model public servant and a role model of mine.”
A lot of names have been floated as possible mayor candidates, as Riley has said he won’t seek re-election to an 11th term. Some may wait until after this fall’s elections to declare their intentions.