I don't think there's a city with as much potential for greatness as our great city of North Charleston, SC. I'd like to help it meet that potential.

I grew up in this city. I went to elementary school, middle school and high school here. I was the first in my family to go to college and chose the in-state Clemson University where I obtained my degree with Summa Cum Laude honors. I then chose to move back to North Charleston to live and work. My job and my recreations are here. This place is home to me. And I want to see North Charleston prosper and have its residents thrive and its local-first economy boom, all while maintaining the great character that defines our city. 

I'm not a politician. I've never been in politics, and have zero ties to big donors or special interest groups. In November 2016, I realized we needed a grassroots movement AT THE LOCAL LEVEL to progress this country forward. It's high time we start electing less "politicians" and more honest and capable leaders that can do the right thing.

I love my city. And honestly our current mayor has done well bringing development back to North Charleston which has greatly improved our economy. But now is the time to focus less on selling our city off to the highest-bidding developer and more on protecting our city to make sure it's a great place to live and work for generations to come.

Keith Summey hasn't done a bad job. But we can do better. We need to improve in many important areas - strengthening the relations between law enforcement and the community, decreasing our high crime rates, better connecting our city through all modes of transportation, improving our education system, and curbing the number of shopping malls and bad development projects and putting more emphasis on bringing in local businesses and entrepreneurs.  

As a young LGBT businesswoman, I can relate to issues of inequality, and I'd work to make North Charleston a place where everyone feels welcome and treated with equality and respect - no matter the color of their skin, the religion they practice, or who they love. I'd focus on making North Charleston a truly great place to live and work for all of our residents. I'd be transparent with the community so that residents can hold the mayoral office accountable and ensure the right projects are being prioritized - and that government contracts are going to those that merit them, not to whomever donates the most to my campaign or is friendliest to me.

Our city is young, vibrant, and on the cusp of economic greatness, but maintaining our city's character while increasing the right kind of economic investments - those with a local-first emphasis - requires the right skills and leadership. Let's give this city a leader with the energy, passion and skills to lead her towards that greatness. I am the right person for the task, and I'll make sure no North Charlestonians are left behind or forgotten in the process.


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  • Shelia Hiott endorsed

    “I think she is the right person for the job. I don’t know anyone that cares more about people whether it be family, friends, or her community. I think she would work hard to make North Charleston a great place to live.”

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