Councilman Michael Royal, 45, is a Pooler native. He was elected to the council in 2005. He is a professional plumber, and has been the owner/ operator for Mike Royal Plumbing Co., since 1997.
He is a Groves High School graduate. His past civic involvement includes being a member and chairman of the Pooler Recreation Committee. He is a member of Rothwell Baptist Church, where he serves on various committees. Royal has been married for 29 years to wife, Cathy. Together they have three sons: Clay, 23; Matt, 20; and John Taylor, 18.