Incumbents Marc Grant and David Ames are both keeping their seats on Hilton Head Island Town Council after posting big wins in the Nov. 8 election. In Ward 1, Grant defeated challenger Ibrahim Abdul Malik 1,092 to 273. Grant, 45, is a native islander who grew up on Hilton Head. He co-owns the family business Grant’s Mini-Mart, and is married with three children.
In Ward 3, Ames defeated challenger Ryan James McAvoy 1,818 to 649. Ames, 72, has lived on the island for 43 years. He is a developer and community planner and is married with two daughters and two grandsons. He has been heavily involved in civic activities, including leading the fundraising effort to build The Children’s Center on the north end of the island. John McCann ran unopposed in Ward 6, collecting 2,530 votes.