Charleston County Councilman Elliott Summey plans to switch political
parties, a move his father, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, made
more than two decades ago.
Summey, 34, said he plans to officially announce his switch from the
Democratic Party to the Republican Party at an 11 a.m. press conference
Friday in the lobby of the Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building
at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston. Summey, who landed his
council seat as a North Charleston Democrat in 2008, expects many
Republican supporters to attend.