Candidates for Isle of Palms Mayor

Ryan Buckhannon

Age: 41

Family: Wife, Sonya; 14-year-old triplet boys, Ashton, Beck and Collin.

Education: Bachelors Degree in Science from National University of Health Sciences; Doctorate from National Chiropractic College.

Occupation: Self-employed, owner of Buckhannon Brothers, Inc. Owner of

Political history: Re-elected to fourth term on Isle of Palms City Council in 2011.

Why I’m qualified: I bring my private sector experience and fiscal accountability of running a small business to the public sector. Having served as chairman of nearly every committee, my knowledge of how the city operates is like no other on council.

Goals if elected: As mayor, I will continue to be the common sense voice to address the problems the city is facing; our quality of life issues, parking resolutions, fiscal accountability and employee moral.

Contact information: Work: 881-8911; cell 224-0667; email:; website:; Twitter: @RyanBuckhannon

Dick Cronin

Age: 68

Family: Wife, Marcy; three children and three grandchildren.

Education: Tufts University, Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering.

Occupation: Retired; previously executive with Westinghouse Electric and as president of Combustion Engineering Systems.

Political history: Elected to the Isle Of Palms City Council in 2006, elected mayor in 2009 and re-elected for the term starting in 2010.

Why I’m qualified: As mayor for the past four years I am proud that the city has continued to provide outstanding services to our citizens while the city’s finances have never been better.

Goals if elected: Balancing the needs of our residents with those of our many visitors has been and will continue to be an imperative. The safety of our residents and visitors is of paramount importance.

Contact information: Phone: 224 4611; email: