Whether you’ve lived here your whole life, or you’re new to the district, you know that our Lowcountry infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired. Commutes are getting longer, city streets are flooding more, and our public transit system is simply not on par with Charleston’s reputation as a world-class city. I know investing in our community’s infrastructure is critical for its short-term stability and long-term success. This means reducing traffic and congestion on HWY 61 with data-driven strategies, halting overdevelopment and building resilient landscape features to give stormwater a place to go, and enhancing existing public transit options while exploring more.
None of this is easy. But neither is living with the status quo. How many times have you missed a child’s baseball game or an important work meeting because HWY 61 was jammed? How long does your lawn stay flooded after a heavy rain? When’s the last time you felt like you could rely on safe, effective public transit to get to your destination? When buses are reliable, convenient, and affordable, more people ride them—meaning less traffic on the road, less pollution in our air, and more equity & opportunity in the Lowcountry.
As your representative, I will partner with city officials and fellow state lawmakers to advocate for realistic legislation and policy to strengthen and modernize the infrastructure of our, district, city and state. It will improve our lives, safeguard our property, and give our community what it needs for future growth and prosperity.