Why I'm Running

Local. Leadership.

After prayerful consideration with my family, I have decided to run for House District 112. I'm running because I believe that only the state legislature can correct many issues that we are trying to resolve as a city and region.

We must do more to protect the Lowcountry's unique quality of life. Flooding, stormwater runoff, and beach erosion threaten not only the natural beauty around us but our economic vitality.

Traffic chokes too many roads, and poorly-managed development is only making the problem worse. The Lowcountry sends far more dollars to Columbia than it receives in return.

South Carolina needs more "home rule," where cities and towns are allowed to make the best decisions for their area, not legislators in Columbia or Washington. Let's enable communities to utilize their own tourism tax dollars to improve and maintain infrastructure and not just promote tourism, which further stresses infrastructure.

What good is consistently promoting tourism, if people can't get there?

As a member of the Isle of Palms City Council, I worked for positive reforms in our community, and I am hopeful that I can bring the same common-sense decision making, conservative values, and transparency to Columbia. I'll watch your tax dollars like a hawk and fight hard for our fair share of state funding.

Recent retirements across the Lowcountry mean our area has lost significant influence in Columbia. Now, more than ever, we need leaders who have experience working on the issues that will define this decade and beyond. It's time for action to improve infrastructure, traffic, and our quality of life.

Please consider supporting my campaign in the Republican primary on June 9th. I would be honored to have your vote.


Please call me any time at ‭(843) 224-0667‬ or email Ryan@VoteBuckhannon.com

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