Saturday, September 21, 2013
LeeAnn Reigart, a registered nurse and an active member of the Awendaw community, has announced her candidacy for Awnedaw Town Council.
Reigart said she has a strong vision for the future of the community which she has called home since the early 1990s.
Reigart is originally from Saluda and was always very active in high school participating in numerous clubs, sports and student government. She graduated from Appalachian State in Boone, N.C., with a BS in sociology and a minor in juvenile justice and actively participated in student government. Reigart attended the University of South Carolina to earn her ADN in nursing and is a practicing registered nurse.
She is currently active in the Charleston running community, promoting a healthy and well balanced life style.
“Good government starts with well-informed citizens. You should know what your local government is doing at all times, and that is why I will immediately propose a consistent monthly newsletter that includes the town-hall meeting minutes and meetings, financial reports, job fair information and the promotion of the Awendaw community, its activities and its people,” she said. “This newsletter should not be taxpayer funded; we simply cannot afford it, but instead sponsored by local businesses and organizations. By no means should this newsletter ever be utilized by your elected officials as self-promoting campaign material.”
Reigart said if elected she will propose, support and promote fiscal responsibility. “The Town of Awendaw is broke; our budgets are not balanced and a lack of oversight and application of generally accepted accounting principals have resulted in egregious mismanagement.
This must end, and I will lead the fight to correct our financial woes, and we can and will do it without raising taxes.”
In addition she said, “I will actively work to recruit and promote health screenings for blood pressure, flu shots and medication reviews. There are many services available to our people at the state and federal level, and I will work hard to make certain we receive our fair share.”
Reigart plans to propose and promote viable and critical services such as water, waste and public safety and do it in a manner that does not raise taxes and allows for residents to opt-in or opt-out without penalty.
“I will promote gentle growth and development within our Awendaw community; we must, and I will, protect Awendaw from over development while balancing the need for reasonable improvements agreed to by the community at-large.”