Horry County is the fastest growing county in South Carolina. People are moving here in record numbers because of our business and family friendly climate. With our rising population and tremendous economic growth, it is time our roads get the attention they deserve to make them safe.
Conservative state planning and budgeting has led to billions in surplus revenues that we must commit to roads, interstates, highways, and bridges. I will work with Horry County and SCDOT to bring home our fair share of dollars to fix our roads, safeguard us from flooding, and address our critical infrastructure concerns throughout District 61.
As a mother of two teenage boys, Jack and Nathan, both of whom attend Carolina Forest High School, I understand that there are two things a parent needs when it comes to their child’s education: a voice and a choice. I will advocate for bringing the parent’s voice into the classroom so that every child in South Carolina receives a quality education.
It is also time that we cut wasteful spending and ensure that money makes its way to the classroom. Advocating for you to ensure your voice is heard in your children’s education, and ensuring that more dollars are spent in the classroom will be some of my top priorities in Columbia.
To many active and retired military members, District 61 is ‘home’. Their sacrifice for our nation and our freedom is something that can never be repaid.
In Columbia, I will work to reduce the tax burden on active and retired military through supporting the elimination of income taxes on retirement funds for military personnel and continue to support programs that provide the necessary resources to help our heroes adjust back to civilian life after serving our nation.
From tourism, to industry, and so much more, Horry County sends billions in tax revenues to Columbia only for it to be directed all across the state.
Our portion never seems to find its way back to us. As your next State Representative, I will be a voice for our community to ensure that our tax dollars are spent here at home to do the things that matter – fix our roads, address infrastructure needs, and support our first responders.