WHAT I’VE DONE
I have had the honor of serving as your Country Treasurer for the past 2 years. After being sworn in on July 1st, 2017, I wasted no time and got right to work. I brought about the Advance Tax Installment Plan with unanimous support from Charleston City Council and changed the receipt format, offering taxpayers a way to provide feedback or suggestions. I also installed credit and debit card readers at the counters and am working on new ways for constituents to be able to pay online by early summer.
And, beginning in March 2020, the Treasurer’s Office will be able to issue motor vehicle decals at the counter to save people a trip to the DMV due to my office’s efforts.
For the entire state of South Carolina, I helped initiate H3630, a joint resolution that provided support to federal employees who had been furloughed with unanimous support in the House and Senate.
Additionally, I was elected Treasurer of the South Carolina Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors and was also appointed to the Education Committee for the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers.
Before my time serving as County Treasurer, I had the privilege of serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
In Columbia, I worked with Democrats and Republicans to balance our state’s budget, pass tough criminal domestic violence reform, give our teachers a pay raise, and bring thousands of manufacturing jobs to the Charleston area – all without raising taxes.
Yet, as the daughter of a former city councilman, I know the local level is where some of the most important decisions are made for our communities.
I have worked tirelessly to try to modernize the county treasurer’s office by streamlining services, cutting out waste, and making sure we’re spending taxpayer money as efficiently as possible. I know my job is not yet done, but I’m proud of the progress we’ve made in just these past two years.
WHAT’S TO COME
Now more than ever, it’s crucial that we support good local government and advocates fighting for needed reforms.
I’ll continue to be an advocate for taxpayers and invest the county’s money wisely and responsibly. Charleston deserves a full-time treasurer who puts taxpayers first and politics last.
That’s my promise to you. And if you’re ready to continue on our path to modernization for Charleston County, I ask you to join our team.