Monday, March 3, 2014
Councilman Dickie Schweers announced today his intention to seek a third term on Charleston County Council. Schweers stated, “It has been an honor to represent the taxpayers of Charleston County on Charleston County Council. My mission is to continue to advocate for fiscally conservative policies and government efficiency while providing necessary services.”
Schweers' has consistently focused on minimizing the tax burden on citizens; developing community-sensitive transportation solutions; ensuring quality growth through regional land use planning and rural land conservation; restructuring government services to enhance efficiencies; and facilitating job creation through strategic economic development.
“We are fortunate to enjoy a wonderful quality of life in Charleston County,” said Schweers. “Advancing our high standard of living must be accomplished without diminishing the quality of life that we will one day leave behind for our children and grandchildren.”
Schweers is married to Mary Askins Schweers and they have two children, Diedrich and Morgan. He has two engineering degrees from Clemson University and a MBA from The Citadel.
Councilman Schweers is employed as a Superintendent of Operations for Santee Cooper where he has over 28 years of service and is a certified professional engineer.
Schweers' district includes east of Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant, all of Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island, south of Broad Street in the City of Charleston, and the Awendaw and McClellanville regions.
Schweers has served on Charleston County Council since first being elected in 2006. The 2014 primary election will be held on June 10th.