Leon Stavrinakis received an endorsement this week from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Political Action Committee in his bid for mayor of Charleston.
"Over the last 40 years, we’ve seen Charleston grow from a quiet, military town into one of the top destination cities in the entire world," Stavrinakis said in a recent statement posted on the chamber's site. "Our unique, beautiful city has become a global leader in the hospitality, manufacturing and knowledge-based sectors and I am certain even more success is on the horizon. I was born and raised in Charleston and my family and I love living here — which is why I decided to run for mayor."
Stavrinakis is a former prosecutor, chairman of the county council, and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. His focuses as mayor, he said, would be traffic issues, technology, public transit, public safety and public schools.
"As mayor, the safety of every Charlestonian will be the first thing I think of when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I think about before going to bed," he said.