“Since being elected as Mayor in 1994, Mayor Summey has led the City of North Charleston in a positive and prosperous direction,” said Chappy McKay, Chairman of the Chamber PAC. “His number one priority has always been to improve the quality of life of the citizens of North Charleston, and he has accomplished this by fostering a business-friendly environment that provides a more vibrant community.”
During his tenure, North Charleston has developed into an advanced manufacturing and high-tech hub – including aerospace, automotive, bioscience, defense, renewable energy, financial services and information technology. The City boasts the largest gross retail sales of any local government in the state.
“Mayor Summey has consistently had a positive working relationship with the business community and is aligned with the Chamber’s pillar priorities: mobility, livability and business climate,” said Bryan Derreberry, Charleston Metro Chamber President and CEO.
While economic development and job creation have thrived during his tenure, Mayor Summey has also revitalized neighborhoods throughout the community, developed new parks and recreation opportunities and helped to ensure the safety of citizens. He has a proven track record of making smart investments to increase the livability of the City of North Charleston.
Looking forward, Mayor Summey is focused on researching and deploying affordable housing initiatives, partnering with local school districts to strengthen educational achievement and upgrading citizens’ quality of life.
Erin Aylor, Vice President of Marketing
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (Chamber PAC) is an autonomous organization governed by an independent board of directors. Its mission is to evaluate and support candidates for local and state elected office who are aligned with the business community’s top priorities: mobility, livability and a strong business climate.