Fit to Lead
For the past decade, it has been Mike Seekings’ honor to represent the residents of downtown and West Ashley in District 8 on Charleston City Council, and during that time he’s seen first-hand the mounting challenges faced by the city.
Whether it’s flooding, traffic or rampant growth, it’s clear these issues are not going to solve themselves, and they won’t wait for any politician. More than ever, Charlestonians deserve a leader with a plan for action and the ability to get things done -- and they’re tired of waiting for the current administration to produce results.
Today, Charleston needs a leader who can build consensus, manage growth and secure local, state and federal funding for major projects so that residents aren’t over-taxed and the city’s children aren’t weighed down tomorrow by the problems of today.
First elected to Council in 2009, Mike has consistently been a leader throughout the Charleston community. He has a track record of fighting overdevelopment and believes strongly in sustainable growth. As Chairman of the CARTA Board of Directors, he erased a $6 million deficit, balanced the system's budget, and led the push for the region’s first mass transit project, Lowcountry Rapid Transit.
In the City, he has led both the fight to replace broken drainage valves and a $60-million effort to restore the Low Battery sea wall. He also served as the interim Executive Director of the Cooper River Bridge Run this spring after the passing of his longtime friend and race leader Julian Smith.
Mike knows that with the right leadership, Charleston can overcome any challenge.
And he knows it’s time for a Mayor who is Fit to Lead.
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Seekings for Mayor PO Box 22501, Charleston, SC 29413