CONTACT YOUR COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVES

South Carolina has 46 counties, 270 municipal governments, 90 public school districts, and 301 special districts of various types. Ten regional councils provide a broad range of technical and advisory services to county and municipal governments. In 1975, South Carolina passed the Home Rule Act, because many state legislators’ districts crossed county lines. The Home Rule Act created county councils for each of the SC counties that are independent of the SC General Assembly. Legally, the county is a creation of state government. Counties have only those powers and duties authorized by the laws which affect all counties, or by specific statutes that affect individual counties.  

Beaufort County

Beaufort County is run by a County Council comprising 11 Districts. County Council members are partisan and serve four-year terms. Beaufort County operates under the Council-Administrator form of government under which the Council may hire a professional administrator to carry out Council policy. The Council has the power to dismiss the appointed administrator, although it cannot dismiss employees hired by the administrator. Under this form of government, the County Treasurer and County Auditor are elected officials. Beaufort County has five additional elected offices: Sheriff, Coroner, Clerk of the Court, Probate Court Judge, and head of the Solicitor’s Office.

Click here to find your County District and Council  Member

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Beaufort County Council:

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District 1

Gerald Dawson (D)

64-A Horace Dawson Lane
Seabrook, SC 29940
Office: 843.986-7265

gdawson@bcgov.net

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District 2

D. Paul Sommerville (R)

1509 Pigeon Point Road
Beaufort, SC 29902
Office: 843.986.7430

psommerville@bcgov.net

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District 3

York L. Glover Sr. (D)

31 Oaks Plantation Road
St. Helena Island, SC 29920
Office  843.812.2909
yglover@bcgov.net

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District 4  (Term Expires December 2022)

Alice G. Howard (R)

1705 Riverside Drive
Beaufort, SC  29902
Office: 843.986-7403
mailto:ahoward@bcgov.net

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District 5

Brian E. Flewelling (Will be Open Due to Redistricting)

25 Petigru Drive
Beaufort, SC 29902
Office: 843.255-2200
brianf@bcgov.net

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District 6

Joseph Passiment (R)

26 Schooner Lane
Bluffton, SC 29909
Mobile: 843.941.3605
jpassiment@bcgov.net

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District 7 (Term Expires December 2022)

Logan Cunningham (R)

4 Royal Holly Court

Bluffton, SC 29910

Office: 843.986.4772

logan.cunningham@bcgov.net

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District 8 (Term Expires December 2022)

Chris Hervochon (R)

5 Royal Pointe
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Office: 843.941.9936
chervochon@bcgov.net

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District 9

Mark Lawson (R)

64-A Horace Dawson Lane
Seabrook, SC 29940
Office: 843.986-7265
gdawson@bcgov.net

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District 10

Lawrence P. McElynn (R)

584 Colonial Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC  29926
Office: 843.941.3519
lawrencem@bcgov.net

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District 11 (Term Expires December 2022)

Stewart H. "Stu" Rodman (R)

27 Baynard Park
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Office: 843.422.1276
srodman@bcgov.net

Other County Offices:

 

Country Administrator (appointed)
Eric Greenway

P.O. Drawer 1228

Beaufort, SC 22901

Email

843-255-2000

 

Treasurer

Auditor

Sheriff

Coroner

Clerk of the Court

Probate Court

Solicitor's Office

Board of Education

The Beaufort County Board of Education is a nonpartisan board that consists of 11 members elected to four-year terms.

 

 Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation

The Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District includes three elected Commissioners (and 2 appointed Commissioners). The three Commissioners are elected during the Federal election cycle and are non-partisan positions.

CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVES

Beaufort
The county seat of Beaufort County, Beaufort is governed by a 5-member Council, which includes the Mayor. Each member is elected at-large by voters within the city limits to four-year, staggered terms, with elections held every two years. Council members set policy and govern through their single employee, the city manager.
Public council meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1911 Boundary Street at the Beaufort Municipal Complex inside City Hall, 2nd Floor - Council Chambers

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Mayor Stephen Murray
843-525-7070
smurray@cityofbeaufort.org
City Hall
1911 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
 

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City Manager William A. Prokop

Phone: 843-525-7070

Email William A. Prokop

City Hall
1911 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

Beaufort Council members do not maintain offices at City Hall; however, official correspondence may be sent to the attention of the City Clerk: 1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902; Phone: 843-525-7070

Bluffton 

The town of Bluffton is governed by a Mayor and four Town Council members, all non-partisan and all elected for four-year terms. Elections occur in November of odd years.

Council meetings are held at 5 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Town Hall, 20 Bridge Street, Council Chambers, Bluffton, SC 29910
 

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Mayor Lisa Sulka

Term: 2020 to 2024
Email Lisa Sulka

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Fred Hamilton, Mayor Pro-Tempore

Term: 2018 to 2022
Email Fred Hamilton

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Bridgette Frazier, Council Member

Term: 2020 to 2024
Email Bridgette Frazier

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Dan Wood, Council Member

Term: 2020 to 2024
Email Dan Wood

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City Manager William A. Prokop

Phone: 843-525-7070

Email William A. Prokop

City Hall
1911 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

Hilton Head Island  
The Island is governed by a Mayor and six Town Council members, all non-partisan and all elected. In addition, there are seven elected members of the Public Service District governing water resources in the middle part of the Island. All elected officials serve four-year staggered terms following the Congressional election schedule. An appointed Town Manager directs the administration of Town departments, implements policies and projects, and oversees about 250 employees.

Click here to find your Town Council District and Council Member

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Mayor John McCann
JohnMhiltonheadislandsc.gov
843-422-3607

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Mayor Pro-Tempore, Ward 2

Bill Harkins
WilliamH@hiltonheadislandsc.gov
843-301-0254

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Ward 3

David Ames
DavidA@hiltonheadislandsc.gov
843-816-2067

Hilton Head Town Council:

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Ward 4

Tamara Becker
TamaraB@hiltonheadislandsc.gov
843-816-6372

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Ward 5

Tom Lennox
TomL@hiltonheadislandsc.gov
843-363-5790

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Ward 6

Glenn Stanford

GlennS@hiltonheadislandsc.gov

843-338-1238

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Town Manager

Marc Orlando
MarcO@hiltonheadislandsc.gov
843-341-4705

Hilton Head PSD Commissioners:

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Frank Turano

Chair

Term of Office 2018-2022

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Jerry Cutrer

Vice Chair

Term of Office: 2020-2024

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Stuart Bell

Treasurer

Term of Office: 2020-2024

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Patti Soltys

Commissioner

Term of Office: 2020-2024

Daufuskie Island 
is governed by the Daufuskie Island Council which serves as the official voice between Daufuskie and the County. Members are elected by island residents and property owners. There are nine elected positions that serve four-year staggered terms. Elections are held yearly on the second Saturday in February.

Port Royal 

is a town governed by a 5-member at-large Town Council that includes the Mayor.