Thursday, April 3, 2014
Debra Green-Fletcher, 62, is running for her first term on city council. She has been a resident for 33 years. Her daughter was raised in Goose Creek.
“I’m a realtor, and this is where I started my career,” Green-Fletcher said. “Goose Creek is a very vibrant and prosperous community. I’d like to keep it that way.
“I want to ensure others have the opportunities I’ve had to realize their own dreams. I have a commitment to Goose Creek to be prosperous now and for all the future generations.
“I would like to continue to keep taxpayers protected. They’ve done a good job without raising the taxes all these years.
“I know there’ll be growth and changes. We need to be responsible spending our fellow citizens money.
“I support policies that protect and preserve the quality of life in Goose Creek, keep our community and subdivisions safe, and ensure our business climate encourages strong job growth.
“Being a relator has helped me participate in the community. When I moved here, Crowfield only had six houses. I worked for Westvaco. They had a real estate department.
“Selling one house at a time helped build the community, whether you have one person or six.
“I’ve been involved with helping a lot of people. It makes me very accessible. You have to be accessible to the people if you are a councilmember. With my job, you can call me 24 hours a day.
“We have a wonderful police department, fire protection and a great sanitation department. I want to ensure we protect that.”
Green-Fletcher said she wants to be sure Carnes Crossroads will have the same services.
“We have the best of those departments that we can possibly have.”
She said her goals and priorities are to support policies to expand recreation opportunities for current and future generations.
“It’s very important to have playgrounds, ballparks and ball fields. That’s been very important to make the city one of the best places to raise your children. I don’t know all the money that’s available, but those are the things I would like to work on.”
Green-Fletcher grew up in Misslin, Ohio, and studied at Ohio State University. Her grandfather was the mayor there in the 1880s. Her uncle and father served on the village council there, she said. Her mother is from Russellville, S.C.
“Through their examples, I learned the importance of service and servant leadership to the community.”