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Fowler to seek second term

Richmond Hill mayor says he wants to 'continue what we've started'

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POSTED: June 1, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Four years ago, Harold Fowler ran against Richmond Hill City Hall to become mayor. Now he wants four more years as the city’s top elected official.

Fowler announced his intention to seek re-election Wednesday and will make it official June 20 with a campaign kickoff. He said he wants to serve a second term to "continue what we’ve started."

"I felt when I was first elected, the first two years I really did not accomplish much with the old council in place," Fowler said. "About the only thing that got accomplished was the Rushing Street repaving. When the new council came on last year, I feel like we’ve made giant strides since and I hope in the next four years to continue some of what we’ve started."

Fowler said the city’s strides range from the recently passed sign ordinance to the intended annexation of some 1,200 acres at the planned interchange at Belfast Siding, which could happen this summer.

"That would make us the only municipality in the state to have three interchanges on I-95," he said, adding the interchanges bring in millions in sales tax revenue each year.

 

Read full story in June 1 issue of the Bryan County News.

 

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