Irmo Councilman Bill Danielson to run for Mayor

Irmo Businessman, Bill Danielson, has announced he will run for Mayor of the Town of Irmo. Next month he will file the necessary paperwork to be a candidate in the November election.

Danielson, who was first elected to Irmo Town Council in a special election in March of 2020 and reelected to a full term in 2021, is a local businessman for more than 30  years.

“I want to continue to make Irmo a great place to live and do business for everyone,” said Danielson.

During his time on the town council, Danielson has worked to support the local small business community. He has helped support local businesses affected by Covid by awarding $250,000 from the Irmo Future Growth Fund. He helped move the building permit process back from Lexington County to the Town of Irmo generating additional revenue for the town while reducing wait times for permits for new construction or repairs.

“I will work hard to keep taxes low and make building and strengthening our local economy a priority,” Danielson said.

Danielson cited the need for fiscal responsibility in these rapidly changing economic times.  By cutting waste and prioritizing projects Danielson believes the town will be better positioned to fully fund the most important functions like law enforcement and our first responders.

“We recently lost an outstanding firefighter in the line of duty,” Danielson said. “I will do everything possible to support our first responders who keep our homes and businesses safe by giving them the tools they need to do the job.”

Danielson will also focus on making sure that the Town’s growth does not make life more difficult for current residents.  He will continue his efforts to implement impact fees on new development and to reduce traffic and improve roads by working with state and local governments to implement common-sense solutions to the gridlock residents are facing every day.

“I love Irmo and I have enjoyed running a successful small business for over 30 years,” Danielson said. “I think I have brought that same conservative business approach to Town Council. We need a committed Mayor who will put our citizens first and I will continue to listen to Irmo residents every day that I am privileged to serve in office.”

Danielson is a USC Graduate. He was appointed by Governor Haley to represent the 2nd Congressional District on the SC Commission of Disabilities and Special Needs. He served as a board member of many organizations including the Babcock Center, the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce, Glenforest School and the SC Philharmonic.

Bill is married to his wife Peggy and they have two children and one grandchild.