Nigel E. Abner

Nigel Abner moved home to make a difference, which is one reason he’s running for Williston Town Council.

He is a retired Navy veteran with 20 years of service. Abner is a board member of Barnwell County Axis 1, a member of Barnwell County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and a current member of the Barnwell County Leathernecks since 2012.

Abner is married and has two children.

Why are you running for town council?

After retiring from the Navy and being a native of Williston, I chose to come back home to make a difference. I believe in serving our community, not just living in it.

If elected, what are your goals? How do you hope to help Williston?

To share my ideas on economic development, promoting and retaining young talent in our community, and improving the infrastructure.

What makes you the best candidate?

As a retired military veteran, I bring a great number of qualifications to the table, such as making fair decisions, promoting teamwork, problem solving, and positive listening. I also have a hold a dual Master’s Degree in Business and Criminal Justice from Trident University.