Residents of the City of Summerville have yet another political race to look forward to; coming up this year a new mayor will be selected by the voters to lead the city.  Last week the first candidate put his hat in the ring.   

Summerville City Councilman and retired educator, Harry Harvey has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Summerville.  The sixty-one year old Harvey says that he would like to see improvements made in the recreation center and to work on the City of Summerville’s infrastructure.  Harvey also wants to see a revitalization of Downtown Summerville. 

Harvey told The Summerville News last week that he stepped down as city councilman to run for mayor so that the city would not have to hold two elections this year. 

The dates to qualify for mayor or Harvey’s city council post will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 14 through Feb. 16 at city hall. The special city election will be on March 15. 

The qualifying fee for mayor is $216 and the council position fee is $108.The mayor makes $7,200 a year and a council member makes $3,600 yearly.