Hilton Head in 2000 from Crofton, Md., where he worked as a corporate planner for Verizon. He and his wife, Marcia, live in Hilton Head Plantation.
Collett is the chairman of Volunteers in Medicine, and said he wants to represent Ward 6 so he can help “improve telecommunications on the island” such as WiFi and cell service. He also said he wants to focus on transportation and workforce housing issues.
Collett ran for mayor in 2010. Now, he hopes to help bring the council together.
“We need some recon- ciliation of our town council,” he said. “I mean it’s been a lot of one group against the other.”
Collett filed around noon on Dec. 7, according to his statement of candidacy form.
Stanford, 75, has lived on Hilton Head full-time since 2006 after vacationing on the island as a teenager. He moved from Atlanta where he was a lawyer in a private practice. He lives in Hilton Head Plantation and was the chairman of the town’s board of zoning appeals.
Stanford sits on the town’s planning commission and said he wants to continue working on solving workforce housing issues on the island and improve the safety of crosswalks.
Stanford also said that he believes Mitchelville, the site of the country’s first freedmen’s community, “can and should be” one of the “great stories of the United States.”
“I love this community,” Stanford said. “I want to see more of a focus on the residents of Hilton Head versus (a focus on) tourists.”
Stanford filed around noon on Dec. 7, according to his statement of candidacy form.