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Scholar to run for another term
Steve Scholar
Steve Scholar

Richmond Hill council member Steve Scholar recently announced that he will seek reelection to his District 4 council seat in the November election.

“It’s been almost four years since the Richmond Hill voters elected me to the city council,” Scholar said in his announcement. “The time has passed quickly and I’m proud of my record. Based on citizens input, I voted against things I thought would not move the city forward and for things I thought benefitted the residents and would move the city forward. I said when I was elected that I didn’t care if you made $10,000 a year or $500,000 a year, you were entitled to the same representation from me and I’ve done that and will continue to do that. Blue collar or white collar makes no difference to me. I’m beholden to no group and represent all equally.

“I’m running for reelection to the city council in November and ask for your support. Thank you to the many who have already reached out in support of my reelection, both financially and otherwise.”

The council member said he was instrumental in efforts to purchase the Henry Ford Community House and save it from years of neglect.

“It is a keystone building in Richmond Hill and its importance to the fabric of our community can not be overstated. We are beginning the work on its restoration so that can serve future generations of residents will be able to use the historic building. In the future, I want residents to say that his current city council did the right thing in preserving the history of our city.

“I’ll be posting more in the coming weeks and hope you’ll take time to read the accomplishments made in the past four years and where the next four years will take us. Those accomplishments range from holding the line on millage rates to purchasing police and fire department equipment to better protect our residents to ending a long running lawsuit with Bryan County to drainage improvements. All with no new taxes.

“Again, I ask for your support. This is our city. With your support, we can make it better.”

Scholar said his reelection committee is planning several community events in the coming months with details being finalized.

He is a retired Air Force journalist and is a former general manager of the Richmond Hill Bryan County News. Scholar also served as Richmond Hill’s planning and zoning director.

Also up for election is Les Fussell. Fussell, who represents Post 3, has not announced whether he will seek another term. Scholar, who represents Post 4, announced to the News on Monday he is running again.

In Richmond Hill, candidates run at large for open seats.

Qualifying for the Nov. 7 municipal election is from Aug. 21-25.

Editor’s note: Individuals who want to announce their candidacies to the Bryan County News are welcome to contact editor Jeff Whitten at

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