AMHS Alum Harry Griffin Wins District 10 Council Seat

Harry Griffin ( AMHS 2013) at the age of 22 just won a spot on the Charleston City Council from District #10. Harry is a Citadel graduate and  currently works as a project manager at Neal Brothers, an import/export/logistics company and eventually intends to become an attorney. Politics has long been  a goal for Harry and this was  his first try in the political arena.  In a 3-way election  with Summer Massey and Dean Riegel, Griffin attained  second place with 40% of the vote to Massey’s 43%. A runoff  was held on Tuesday November 21, in which Griffin won the district by a 12 percent margin against Massey.

 On Griffin’s website, he makes the point that he is determined to rectify the massive amounts of traffic in the area, as well as work with the Army Corps of Engineers to fix the  flooding in the area.  The third is a broader, more encompassing statement that the city needs to make wiser and more intelligent decisions that positively affect the residents of the city.Local elections can often directly affect the lives of the people living in the area more than state or national politics ever could. Ultimately the people of district #10 feel strongly that a new, young face in Harry Griffin could finally get the job done, and that his claims are not just empty promises.  In fact, Harry has planned his 1st community meeting. 

At AMHS Harry was the a member of the football team all 4 years and he also played baseball and wrestled. His senior quote was, “It’s Gameday!” He won the very prestigious West Point Leadership Award and his prediction was that one day he would become the President of the Citadel. His Senior Superlative was “Most Likely to become President.”His teachers remember him as an energetic positive influence in any classroom situation.  Ms. Hurt says, “he made us laugh.”  His claim to fame was reciting the presidents backwards at the talent show and the next year as host he recited them in Spanish ( gave their names Spanish inflections).

Making a difference in the world has always been important to Harry and it looks like he is well on his way.  Watch this Magnet Alum soar!