Shawn Eric Moody

Shawn Eric Moody is running for re-election for Williston Town Council because he is passionate about helping.

Moody is a Union Boilermaker and has been a member for 26 years. He is currently serving his second term of President of Local 456 of the Carolinas. He is in his 16th year at the Savannah River Site working for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

In addition to serving on council the past four years, Moody is involved at Winfield Heights Baptist Church as a youth leader and on the building committee. He is a past deacon and chairman of the deacons. He also volunteers on Friday nights keeping the scoreboard for the Blue Devils.

He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 16 years. They have five boys: Tyler, 24, Shawn, 23, Tristan, 21, Nathan, 14 and Grayson, 7.

Why are you running for town council?

To continue to push forward and build on what was started in my first four years. I have a passion to help our community. I like helping our citizens.

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

My goals are to improve the water lines in our aging system. With the 1 cent sales tax revenue, it will be a start but much more has to be done. I was always taught to leave things in a better condition than where I found them.

What makes you the best candidate?

I believe I am the best candidate because I genuinely care about Williston and the direction we are heading. I put my past experiences to use and I am not one to sit back and watch.

In the past four years you can definitely see an improvement in our town. The parks look a lot better and we have some plans in place to further improve them. I am a believer in our kids and the recreation that we provide for them. At the Academy Street Park the town had some land donated to them. I am pushing to make that some more practice fields for all sports.

I was instrumental in pushing for a grant to upgrade the water lines around the Peacock Street area. That was started and completed in the past few years. By doing this we were able to put more fire hydrants in that section of town which was part of the reason the town received a “3” for their ISO rating, which in turn saved our citizens money on house insurance. My goal is to maintain that rating and improve on it if possible.