Local and State Government
North Charleston is a mayor/council form of government with a mayor and ten councilmembers elected from single-member districts for four-year terms by the City's citizens.
As of November 2011, the Mayor of North Charleston is Keith Summey and the members of the North Charleston City Council are Ed Astle, Ron Brinson, Michael Brown, Sam Hart, Bobby Jameson, Rhonda Jerome, Bob King, Todd Olds, Dwight Stigler, and Dorothy Williams.
The City of North Charleston is incorporated in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston counties. Administrative heads of each county are Bill Beagler, Jason Ward, and Kurt Taylor, respectively.
The Governor of the State of South Carolina is Nikki Haley.