The growing number of Elise Fox signs around Aiken prompted me to attend a recent “Coffee with the Candidate” forum. I came away impressed with what Elise can do for us in S.C. House District 81.
Elise is a life-long Aikenite and scientist who never aspired to enter politics. However, a sense of duty coupled with lagging educational resources, emerging environmental issues, and ongoing corruption in Columbia compelled her to run for office. Elise will champion full funding for our public schools (currently below pre-recession levels), comprehensive protection of our shared surface and ground water resources (Edisto River withdrawals have increased dramatically) and complete transparency in political donations to S.C. legislators (follow the money).
Addressing these challenges will in turn improve the business climate and our quality of life. With her energy and wisdom, Elise has earned my vote in November.