Robinson to seek City Council seat

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

EASLEY — Lifelong Easley resident Jim Robinson has announced that he will seek the Ward 6 seat on City Council.

“I have spent much of my adult life involved in the civic and charitable life of our community,” Robinson said. “As a member of City Council, I look forward to making decisions and supporting policies that will ensure Easley continues to be a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

“I will work hard to promote the kind of economic development that creates good, permanent jobs,” Robinson said. “Crucial to that goal is a vibrant downtown that features a mix of restaurants and retail shops. Ensuring the safety and security of our citizens is city government’s most important job. I will make sure our police and fire departments have the equipment, training and support they need to protect our community.

“If downtown is the heart of a city, then neighborhoods are its soul. I will work to protect and strengthen neighborhoods and preserve the unique character and quality of life we enjoy.

As the campaign progresses, I look forward to meeting the voters and listening to their thoughts and ideas about city government. I hope they will give me a chance to earn their trust and their votes and work with me to build a bright future for all our citizens,” Robinson added.

Robinson is a 1974 graduate of Easley High School. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1974 and from the USC School of Law in 1978. Robinson was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1981.

Robinson is a past president of the Easley Rotary Club and has served on the board of directors for the Pickens County YMCA, Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce and the Easley Community Theater. He has been a member of the City of Easley Voting Commisson and Easley’s Planning Commission.

He is an active member of Easley Presbyterian Church and a past chairman of the Board of Deacons. He is an elder in the church. Robinson is married to the former Melissa Belcher and has two children, Ben and MaryAnn.