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Council Members

Council Members

I. Keith McCarty was born and raised in Norris, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Tennessee in 1983 and a Law Degree from the University of Memphis in 1986. After law school Keith served in the US Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corp. He was stationed in Charleston from 1986 through 1990. After the Navy, he and wife Lea Ann moved back to Tennessee. In 1994 the McCarty’s moved to Charleston and purchased property in Meggett. He and Lea Ann have three children, Connor, India and Meredith. He is serving his second consecutive term on the Meggett Town Council.
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Tom Hutto was born in Charleston, and has science degrees from the College of Charleston and the University of Georgia. He and wife, Barbara Neale, moved to Meggett in 1994. Since 1987, he has worked as an environmental consultant with The GEL Group (formerly General Engineering) serving industrial, municipal and commercial clients. His professional roles include technical and regulatory evaluations, project management, personnel management and business management. He is excited to have the opportunity to use this blend of experience to serve the residents of Meggett.

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Tommy Butler, Mayor Pro Tem moved to Meggett in 1977, becoming the third generation to live on the family farm. A graduate of St. Paul’s Academy (formerly Country Day), he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University. He is retired Charleston Regional Office Audit Manager for the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Elected to the Town Council in 2000, he graduated from the Institute of Government for Elected Municipal Officials in 2003. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.

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Angela Watts was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She and her family moved from West Ashley to Meggett in 2009. She is a member of the Meggett Board of Zoning Appeals, has 28 years of business management experience with our State Government. She excels at public speaking, strategic planning, team building, team leadership, as well as program and change management. She has been married for 25 years to Mike Watts and together they have two daughters Kayla who is 23 and Morgan who is 19.

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