Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Goose Creek City Council will have one new face as it welcomes its newest member.
Debra Green-Fletcher was voted into the seat vacated by longtime Councilmember Marguerite Brown.
Green-Fletcher will be sworn in at the next scheduled city council meeting on May 13.
“I worked very hard on my campaign and I was hoping to win but knew if I didn’t I would be happy for the person that did,” Green-Fletcher said. “Waiting for the results in the room was the hardest part of the campaign.
“I truly enjoyed knocking on doors and talking to the citizens. It was one of the highlights of the campaign for me. I met a lot of new people and ones I already knew.
“I’m dedicated to do what is best for Goose Creek now and in the future. I sincerely appreciated everyone that supported me and came out to vote on election day. It was a great day for me.
“We all worked very hard as a team.
“We knocked on probably over 1,000 doors. With all our supporters we were hoping it would turn out like that.
“You can’t take anything for granted.”
She said during the recently completed campaign she was walking two to four miles a day, which she says was good for her health.
“It was fun knocking on doors and seeing (Mayor) Mike (Heitzler) talking to people and the children’s reaction and the students he had. They remembered what kind of principal he was.
“It was a tremendous time to see how much people really do like him.
“He’s got a good memory to remember the students he’s had over the years.
“I supported him and am glad it worked out for him. He’s a great person and very dedicated to the city to make it what it is today.”
The city’s newest council member said she has wanted to run for election for a long time and now the timing was right for her.
“I believe in Goose Creek,” she said. “I always have. I believe in working with the council and moving the city forward.
“We had a lot of people who were very dedicated that you don’t see behind the scenes.
“You can’t do it by yourself. It takes a lot of people to help you. I’m ready to get to work.”