Kilgo seeks re-election to County Council
Robert L. “Bobby” Kilgo Jr. is seeking re-election for Darlington County Council District 1. His district includes much of the city of Darlington and Palmetto Precinct. He has represented the district since 2013.
Kilgo wishes to continue his work on council to improve the quality of life of the citizens, improve the county’s fiscal responsibility and economic conditions. Kilgo says he has proven himself a champion of these causes.
Kilgo has been steadfast in addressing blight and litter. Kilgo worked with other leaders to address unsightly and illegal junkyards throughout the county, especially in the Darlington area. Kilgo will continue his efforts to ensure the county continues to address these issues.
Kilgo understands the primary mission of council is to bring jobs to Darlington County. Since Kilgo was elected, the county has seen the 2013 expansion of Canfor in Darlington and the development of Birdsong Corp. in 2014. The old Wellman plant, now Fiber Industries, is back to life with more than 100 jobs in its initial phase and Southern Current has announced intentions to invest more than $350 million in the county. Nucor Steel and Georgia Pacific recently announced expansion projects.
Kilgo was instrumental in securing a new courthouse with no new taxes and led the charge to keep the courthouse in Darlington, near the Public Square. He desires that it have all the latest features but retain the old charm of the Carnegie Library that it will face and the Historical Commission Archives and Museum to its rear.
Kilgo is married to Sue Kilgo and has three adult sons, two adult stepdaughters and eight grandchildren. He enjoys books, travel and most especially helping the citizens of Darlington.
After retiring from the practice of law, he returned to college and is seeking a history degree from Francis Marion University. He is president of the Darlington Kiwanis Club and the South Carolina Bar Senior Lawyers Division. He is also past president of the Darlington Downtown Redevelopment Association.