The Town of Kingstree is governed by a Mayor and Town Council who are elected by the people of the Town. The Mayor and Town Council acting together are the Governing Body. All Governing Body members serve four-year terms. The Governing Body, being the elected representative of the people, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies.
Regular Council Meetings
Third Monday of each month
Frank H. McGill Municipal Complex
401 N. Longstreet St.
Kingstree, SC 29556
Town Council reserves the right to change council meeting dates however, any changes will be announced ahead of time.
Mayor and Town Council Members
Title: MayorContact Mayor
Darren Tisdale became Kingstree’s mayor on January 4, 2016. He served as a councilmember representing District 3 before winning the town-wide election for mayor.
He was born here in Williamsburg County. His family ran the Red and White for years. Darren graduated from Kingstree Senior High in 1985. He worked with Santee Co-Op for over 19 years. Darren then bought and ran Tisdale’s produce, better known as the fruit stand. Darren currently owns and operates Williamsburg Lawn Care. He and his wife, Pam McKenzie Tisdale have 3 children. Bryant and his wife live in Oklahoma City. Cole is a US Marine and lives with his wife and child in Jacksonville, NC. His daughter DeAnna Tisdale is newly married. The Tisdale family is very involved in international missions. They have visited Serbia and Romania where they served in local churches and ministered directly to the leadership in each church.
Town Councilwoman District 1
Luester McCullough is serving her fifth term as councilmember for District 1. She is a graduate of the Williamsburg County School System and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, SC. She is currently retired as Public Relations Police Lieutenant.
C. Michelle Butterworth
Town Councilwoman District 2Contact Councilwoman
Dr. Michelle Butterworth is serving her first term as councilmember for District 2. She is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. She has lived in Kingstree, SC for over 16 years. Although Dr. Butterworth grew up in Baltimore, MD, she calls Kingstree her home now. She loves working in this rural area where she is needed and truly enjoys helping make a difference in her patient’s lives. She is excited to represent the people in her area and serve her community.
Dr. Butterworth currently practices medicine at the Pee Dee Foot Center. She serves as the Chief of the Medical Staff at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. She is active on committees for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association, the Podiatry Insurance Company of America, and the American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Podiatry Institute.
Dr. Butterworth is involved with our community and started a non-profit organization called Kingstree Kids, which provides toys at Christmas time for needy children of Williamsburg County and necessities year round for families in need. She also started a Cross Country team at Williamsburg Academy and will be one of the coaches for their track and field team.
Town Councilman District 3Contact Councilman
Chris Williams was sworn in for his first term on Council on February 29,2016.
Town Councilwoman District 4Contact Councilwoman
Monica Murdaugh is serving her third term as councilmember for District 4 and second term as Mayor Pro-Temp. She has a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University. She currently is the owner/operator of Let’s Talk Speech Therapy Services.
She has served in her community as Secretary for voting precinct 2 of Williamsburg County, is a member of St John UMC in Lake City, SC. Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated & Youth counselor for South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Monica has one son, Aaron Joshua Nelson.
Town Councilman District 5
C. M. (Bubba) Hammet Jr. is serving his second term as council member for District 5. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and is currently a Customer Service Representative with FTC (Farmers Telephone Cooperative).
Hammet has served as president, board member and is currently vice-president of the Williamsburg Historical Society, a board member of Keep Williamsburg Beautiful, and a member of the Revolving Loan Committee, a sub-committee of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments.
Town Councilwoman District 6Contact Councilwoman
Andrea Kelly is serving her third term as councilmember for District 6. She has worked as a free-lance court reporter for the past thirty four years.
Andrea and her husband, Mac, have one daughter, Britt Shelley, a son-in-law, Trey Shelley, and two grandchildren, Drew and Ann McLeod who live in Galivants Ferry, South Carolina.