Jimmy Cooper announces for mayor
DARLINGTON – With family, friends and supporters at his side, Darlington City Councilman James “Jimmy” Cooper III formally announced on July 6 his candidacy for Mayor of Darlington . Elected to Darlington City Council in 2011, Cooper is the fourth-generation proprietor of Cooper’s Barbershop in Darlington and has served on the Darlington City Planning Commission and the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association.
“Over the course of this campaign I will be reaching out to all parts of our community – and I will be seeking to do more than just share my vision for the future,” said Cooper. “I hope to also get your input and your commitment towards making a better city for all of our citizens.” In his speech, Councilman Cooper cited the challenges and accomplishments that have occurred in Darlington since he was elected as an At-Large Councilman.
Cooper indicated that although progress has been made there is still much to do to make for a better Darlington. “Tonight, I ask for your suppor t- and most importantly I ask for your prayers as we work together to Drive Darlington Forward!” said Cooper. A master barber by profession, Cooper is a graduate of Denmark Technical College. He has one daughter, Anya and is the son of James M. and Mariscia C. Cooper of Darlington.