The at-large seats on Greenville City Council represent every person who lives within city limits. Unfortunately no one from a neighborhood like mine has ever held an at-large seat. Of the seven city council members (including the Mayor), four are filled by folks from a single district.
How can our city have a balance of power when over half of our city representatives come from the same district? I’m the only person running for the at-large seat who can shift that balance.
As the city grows and as that growth disproportionately affects underrepresented communities through gentrification, it’s important that we have people with different lived experiences sitting on City Council — and that’s exactly why I’m running.