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Joe Riley formally kicks off re-election campaign

Apr 25, 2011 12:13:00 PM - thestate.com
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley has opened his campaign for a 10th term, holding a series of listening sessions with constituents.

Riley has served as mayor of the state's second-largest city longer than anyone in Charleston's 341-year history. He told a group of business people on Daniel Island on Monday that he is working to improve education, even though that's not part of his job description. Riley also says he's working to bring jobs to the city.

He took questions on a variety of topics, taking notes on a legal pad.

Riley planned several more listening sessions before a more traditional campaign rally Monday evening.

He sent a video to supporters in December saying he would run again.