Why I Ran in 2018
James Island and, by extension, Charleston County is my home. I have spent much of my life participating in local government and have seen how unrestricted growth and overdevelopment has eroded the beauty of where we live and our quality of life.
The most important issue facing Charleston County right now is managing and supporting our growing population in a way that provides a high quality of life and promotes the well-being and safety of all residents. Although we have implemented one round of Half Cent projects' funding, we lag far behind in infrastructure improvements to support the growing population.
We must address rising sea levels and flooding concerns. We must be good stewards of projects we have already funded and are currently funding, such as the library building program. We must plan for natural disasters appropriately.
While I had the opportunity to leave the Lowcountry for college, I chose not to because I feel invested in this community and its future. I believe in fighting for clean oceans, rivers, and marshes by opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing. I believe in addressing rising sea levels and climate change through policy changes. I believe in connecting our community through increased funding for public transportation and rapid transit. I believe in improving our failing infrastructure through practical and timely projects. I believe in preserving and protecting our trees and green spaces by prioritizing our greenbelt program.
While my campaign for County Council in 2018 did not result in a victory, District 9 voters had a clear choice. Thank you to everyone who supported my campaign for a new generation of leadership that not only prioritizes protecting and preserving our homes and quality of life, but also refuses to borrow against future generations to do so.
I am proud to have been a Green Party candidate on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot for Charleston County Council - District 9.
Thank you for your support!