William Robert “Bill” Davis Jr., a social science educator at Felton Laboratory School, recently announced his candidacy for the Orangeburg City Council District 4 seat.
The seat is currently held by Councilman Bernard Haire, who is running for re-election. Others running for the District 4 seat are William Fairfax Jr. and Connie Johnson. The election will be held Sept. 10.
A native of Orangeburg, Davis is a 1985 graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School and a graduate of Savannah State University. He relocated back to the city in 2010. He said that his family moved to Peasley Street 46 years ago, later moving to the east end of town to the Brookdale Heights area.
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Davis said that through his candidacy, he hopes to help make Orangeburg a better place to live. As a councilman, he said he hopes to forge a partnership with Habitat for Humanity in the interests of promoting “neighborhood continuity.” He also hopes to partner with the city’s colleges and universities to offer cultural programs to youth and adults and to get them involved in the community. Davis also said he is committed to helping the city continue to grow into the 21st century.
Davis is a member of Williams Chapel AME Church and a member of Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. In addition to his employment at Felton Laboratory Charter School, he also serves as girls and boys tennis head coach at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. He is currently a graduate student at South Carolina State University working on an education specialist degree in school administration.