Jason Stapleton, who owns a property management and real estate development company, is mayor of Williston, a rural Barnwell County community of about 3,000 people. Mayor since 2013, Jason works with a town council and town administrator in overseeing municipal operations including police, fire, water and sewer and other services.
Jason previously owned a building supply business.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken with a degree in business administration, Jason also has an associate degree in civil engineering technology from Midlands Technical College.
He serves on the board of the South Carolina Association of Mayors and is a former chairman of the Barnwell School District 29 Board of Trustees.
He is a graduate of Barnwell County Leadership, Tri-County Leadership and Leadership Salkehatchie. He also graduated from the South Carolina Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government and the Boardsmanship Institute of the South Carolina School Boards Association.