Why Vote for Jerry Stewart?

EXPERIENCE – Well rounded professional career: Ph.D. in chemistry, faculty member at a state university, director of research at a USDOE regional laboratory, Chairman/CEO of an international public company, and current Councilman.  On council, I serve as Chairman of the Governmental Committee and member of the Finance, Public Facility and Natural Resources committees.   Outside appointments include the Lowcountry Economic Alliance Board, Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG) Board, South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) Legislative Steering Committee and TCL Commission liaison.

Running for public office is like applying for a job.  As employers expect applicants to have prior experience, the electorate should expect the same of candidates.  Prior to running for County Council I prepared myself by:

  •  Completing the Clemson Leadership Course
  • Joining Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce serving on their legislative affairs committee
  •  Joining Greater Island Council
  • Appointed to Sun City’s Government & Business Affairs Committee
  •  Serving on Bluffton’s Economic Development Committee
  •  Appointed to County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Board
  • Attending County Council and Committee meetings
  • Working with my predecessor learning the inner workings of Council.