Sarah Shad Johnson for District 2!
I am so excited to announce my endorsement from the Charleston City Paper!
- District 2 (Mount Pleasant): Sarah Shad Johnson, a proven advocate for parents and teachers who doesn’t believe in delegating policy control. A member of the county’s District 2 Constituent School Board, Johnson has a background in law, finance and policy. She’ll bring a fresh commitment to transparency and good board governance. “I value our public education system and want all children to have a positive school experience.”
I am proud to announce that I was selected as the most highly qualified candidate in District 2 by the Charleston County Democratic Party’s Non-Partisan Committee!
All candidates were invited to participate in a two-part vetting process that included a detailed questionnaire and a panel interview.
Having the support of our teachers means so much to me. I will continue advocating for their voices to be heard!
One of the most rewarding parts of serving on the District 2 Constituent Board was standing on the stage at Wando High graduation each year to congratulate graduates.
In 2019, I was able to shake hands with my daughter and more than 900 of her classmates as they walked across the stage.
The Voter Guide for my school board race is out!
All District 2 school board candidates were invited to share general information about their campaign and to answer four specific questions. Vote411 is a great, nonpartisan resource to learn about candidates - in their own words.
Please visit Vote411.org and research school board candidates in your area. If you live in District 2, you can compare the responses of the six candidates. Every candidate has a unique perspective, and I am very proud of my qualifications and experience.
Please share the Vote411 resource with your local contacts, especially friends who may miss it if they are not active on social media.
The D2 Constituent Board will review new data from CCSD to decide whether to postpone rezoning or to consider new map proposals that would rezone a smaller amount of students. Stay tuned!
Background: When I served as chair of the District 2 Constituent Board, we aggressively advocated for the expansion of CPE and petitioned the county school board to expedite the project that was approved by voters in a referendum. I will continue to advocate for the expansion to be funded and completed as soon as possible.
Many people are asking about the new CCSD single member districts and how voting will work this year. Here are some helpful tips below:
- You will only vote in the district race for the area you live in and are registered to vote.
- You will only vote for one candidate.
- To find out which district is yours, enter your address in this tool to find your elected officials.
- Your County Council District number will be the same as your CCSD single member district number.
- Candidates elected this year in Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will serve four-year terms.
- Candidates elected this year in Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 will serve two-year terms.
- In 2024, we will be back to staggered, four-year terms for all seats.
On August 25, 2022, the Post and Courier printed my Commentary about the reasons why the state switched CCSD school board elections from countywide at-large voting to single member district voting. To move forward, we must know the history!