The Advocates: City Council District 1 Endorsement

The Charleston Metro Chamber’s Political Action Committee is pleased to announce their endorsement decision for the City of Charleston special election in District 1, which includes Daniel Island and a small portion of the Peninsula.

Endorsed candidates have been vetted through the PAC interview process, which includes written questionnaire responses and an interview with one of the PAC interview teams. All filed candidates were invited to participate. In each case, the endorsed candidates sought the PAC endorsement and participated in the selection process.  Endorsed candidates have strong alignment with the Chamber’s key policy priorities and strong vision for the future of their city or town.


City Council District 1: Boyd Gregg 

Boyd Gregg has been working with local governments to address infrastructure needs for nearly 20 years. He has a deep understanding of city projects from finances, to engineering and construction, to maintenance. He is eager to make an immediate impact on infrastructure in the City of Charleston.

Gregg is supportive of LCRT, the Mark Clark Completion and One Region Roadmap. His vision for the future of the City of Charleston’s growth is well aligned with the Charleston Metro Chamber. 


Candidates who are deemed qualified, display the necessary characteristics to serve on council, but may not align 100% with the Chamber on our key policy priorities. 

City Council District 1: David Winkler 

David Winkler’s primary focus is addressing the demands of a growing community while maintaining quality of life for residents. During his 40-year career as a CPA, he worked with many businesses and people of diverse interests. He was able to find success by focusing on the end rather than the means and finding common ground. Winkler understands that housing attainability is also a jobs issue and regulations can become burdensome to the development pipeline. 

The special election will take place on January 11. Please click here to see if you’re eligible to vote in the special election.

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