Steve Benjamin's statement on Coble's plan

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Mayoral Candidate Steve Benjamin today issued the following statement on Mayor Bob Coble's decision to not seek re-election:

"Over his two decades of service, Mayor Coble has been a leader.  His good works are everywhere - not just in urban centers like Main Street, the Vista and Five Points, but in every neighborhood. There is only one ‘Mayor Bob,' and we have been blessed to have a leader so dedicated to the city he loves.

"He announced his decision not to seek re-election with a warm and generous spirit.  DeAndrea and I wish Mayor Bob and his wife Beth, their children, and grandson the happiest of years to come."