McCann seeks mayor’s job

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Hilton Head Island Town Council member John McCann is the first candidate to announce he’s running for mayor of Hilton Head. McCann represents Ward 6, which covers Port Royal Plantation, Palmetto Hall and parts of Hilton Head Plantation and Folly Field. He said his accomplishments since 2013 include improving infrastructure, championing transparency, maintaining quality beaches, and securing fiscal sustainability, and said the island needs “an additional bridge or an expanded version of the existing structure,” updates to the stormwater system and a solution to service worker shortages. He became a full-time island resident in 2002 after working on Wall Street. Current Mayor David Bennett has yet to say if he will seek re-election.