As your City Council representative, I will FIGHT for
- Regulating the number of visits and size of cruise ships, and mandate shore side power
- Common sense solutions to reduce the consequences of flooding by working directly with my neighbors and city officials.
- Rebuilding relationships between the College of Charleston and adjacent neighborhoods to keep our community safe and clean
On Monday August 26th, I announced my candidacy for Charleston City Council District Eight, serving a portion of the downtown Charleston peninsula.
Mayor Riley has laid out a vision for Charleston with one goal in mind – excellence. I would like to work with our Mayor to further implement plans to ensure that Charleston continues to be a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.
I will pledge to every resident of our city to work for you every day. I will listen to you and fight for you to ensure that we, as residents, can fully enjoy the beautiful city we are fortunate enough to call home. And while we may not always agree on every issue – you will always know where I stand and that I will fight for you!
My priorities will be to rebuild the relationship between the College of Charleston and the adjacent neighborhoods to keep our community safe and clean. The "Town and Gown" committee is in place to address these issues. However, their meetings have dropped off by 50% over the last four years. I will fight to ensure that this committee meets and takes appropriate action.
I will fight for regulation as to the size and frequency of the ships docking at our port. I will also fight to make shore side power available to cruise ships, and mandate that they use it while docked here. My opponent voted in support of the SPA's redevelopment of the Union Pier and the relocation of the passenger terminal. He also voted against giving the public an opportunity to weigh in if the cruise lines decide to change the terms of their agreement.
I will work to implement common sense solutions to reduce the consequences of flooding by working directly with my neighbors and city officials.
I am running for City Council – first and foremost – because I am well-qualified to be the Councilwoman District 8 needs, and to serve our great city in this way. And – if elected, I will become one of only two women on a council of 12 members. My perspective will not only strengthen the council’s decision-making process, but will move the governing body closer to reflecting the community it represents.
I am married and a mother of a daughter and a son, who are both in college. I graduated from City University of New York (CUNY) summa cum laude and was a member of the CUNY Board of Directors. My professional career for the past 15 years has been in real estate, including commercial and residential leasing, sales and property management.
In 2011, I was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to the South Carolina Foster Care Review Board. I am a volunteer for the South Carolina Aquarium and a proud member of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir.