Ricky Burrows became Kingstree, South Carolina’s mayor on January 2, 2008. He had served a ten-year term as a City Council member representing District 3 before winning the City-wide election for mayor in 2008. He won re-election to a second term as Mayor in November 2011 and will serve as the Town’s Mayor until 2016.
Before entering public service and currently, Burrows, 62, is the President and Owner of Kingstree True Value Hardware. Burrows graduated from Kingstree Senior High School. He and his wife Jane Blakely Burrows have one daughter, Kristen B. Gilchrist.
Burrows has served on a number of volunteer boards such as Williamsburg Academy & as Deacon at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and as past president of the Williamsburg Hometown Chamber, & Kingstree Jaycee's; also as Master of Kingstree Lodge #46 and past Governor of the Moose Lodge. He has also served as the very successful Kingstree Bi-Lo Pig Pickin’ Festival BBQ cook-off for the last 20 years.