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Cheraw is not just a charming historic town along the Pee Dee River, but a place on the cusp of economic growth and progress.  Last November, the citizens voted for a new form of government, and with that comes new opportunities.  I believe our town deserves a government as good as the people who live in it.


It’s time for a new generation of leadership — an innovative and collaborative leader with real experience in government.  We need someone who will put aside the “credit-taking” to tackle our toughest challenges, and who will work with our council and town manager to accomplish all it can for its residents.


That’s why I am running for Mayor.


Born and raised in Cheraw, I went to school here and got my first job at the age of fifteen at my family’s pharmacy, Wannamaker Drug Store, a pillar in this community for more than one hundred twenty-five years.


My two sisters and brother have called Chesterfield County their home, and have chosen to work, worship, and raise their families here.  Cheraw is where our grandparents instilled in us the importance of faith, and where our parents taught us the value of hard work.  This is where we learned that service to others is what ultimately defines success.


After finishing college, I had the opportunity to work on the successful re-election campaigns of both the Florida governor and a Florida congressman.  It was then that I started my public service career for two mayors and learned the importance of cooperation and collaboration.


Based on my record of public service and a career that has taken me to two city halls, two federal agencies, The White House, and a Fortune 500 company, I am uniquely prepared to serve my hometown as Mayor.


I have been fortunate enough to travel all over this country, to meet and work with mayors and county officials, and to build relationships regardless of political party.  Whether it was helping a city in Michigan recover from a water crisis, helping to ensure that our very own county be granted a flood emergency declaration, or assisting a region in West Virginia to receive federal assistance to combat the opioid crisis, I have learned the art of collaboration and cooperation.  I know how to find solutions and how to work with others to solve problems.

I look forward to meeting you, and most of all, listening to you.  I intend to do the work to earn your vote.  If elected, I look forward to working with our town council to make Cheraw a better, stronger, and safer place to call home.


Let’s get to work!

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