Glenn Zingarino is challenging incumbent Bill McIntosh for the District 4 seat on Summerville Town Council.
In a news release, Zingarino said he is running for office because he “sees several needs for Summerville to remain an attractive residential, cultural and economic center.”
“We need our Town Council to be more proactive in protecting and preserving not just our Historic District but all of Summerville,” Zingarino said. “We need growth to pay for itself and we can do that with an Adequate Public Facilities ordinance. We can do a better job planning for flooding and protecting our wetlands as well.”
Zingarino additionally said he thinks there has been too much dysfunction within Summerville’s government and that it's stemmed from “numerous changes to the administrative and appointive ordinances during the last four years.” He said the town has experienced “unnecessary property tax increases.”
Zingarino said the town should “restore some of the traditional leadership roles of the Mayor to allow for day-to-day municipal oversight.”
This is not Zingarino's first run for office. In 2017, he ran against Con Chellis in the Statehouse District 94 race, formerly held by Katie Arrington. Chellis proved victorious.
Zingarino is CEO of The Centurion Financial Group, a financial advisory firm, and said he moved to Summerville from New York in February 2016.