The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (CMCC PAC is endorsing Aubry Alexander, Jimmy Bailey Jr., Bill Moody, Marvin Wagner, Keith Waring and Gary White for Charleston City Council.
To gain the CMCC PAC endorsement, candidates completed questionnaires about key issues facing the City of Charleston, such as the completion of I-526, the extension of the Glenn McConnell Parkway and the construction of the cruise ship terminal.
“All of the candidates that the PAC voted to endorse for the City of Charleston have business-friendly views and are aligned with chamber priorities,” David Hand, CMCC PAC chairman, said. “This will be a year of transition for the City of Charleston with Mayor Riley stepping down. Each endorsed candidate recognized that the changeover will be a challenge for the incoming council and indicated that they are prepared for working with a new mayor on all of the current issues the city is facing.”
Aubry Alexander, who is running in District 9, has been on numerous committees since he was elected to office in 2007 and was also named Mayor Pro Tem for 2010.
Jimmy Bailey Jr., who is running in District 3, is a lifelong Charlestonian. He has managed large-scale community associations, including the Kiawah Island Community Association, for the last 11 years.
Bill Moody has been the councilman in District 11 since 2011 and has served on the Human Resources Committee and the Real Estate Committee as well as chaired the Traffic and Transportation Committee and Ways and Means Committee.
Marvin Wagner has been the representative in District 5 since he was elected in 2011. He has served on various committees since he was elected and has steadily maintained views that are aligned with the chamber.
Keith Waring, who is running in District 7, has been on council since 2011. He is currently on the chamber’s board of directors and was the chair of the chamber’s board of directors from 2002 to 2003.
Gary White is running in District 1 and has been on council since 2007. Similar to the other incumbents, White has served on a variety of committees.
For more information about the CMCC PAC or the candidates it is endorsing, visit www.charlestonchamber.net/pac.
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