Herbert Glaze - Questionnaire

info@islandpacket.comJune 5, 2012 

Beaufort County Council District 1

Name: Herbert Glaze

Age: 61

Political party: Democratic

Years living in area: 61 years

Family: Brenda Glaze, wife; 26-year-old child living at home, two grown children

Education: Bachelor of Science, Benedict College; master's in education from Pepperdine University

Current occupation/employer: Dean of students, Beaufort High School

Employment, military and volunteer history: Employed by Beaufort County School District for 40 years

Public elected offices: Beaufort County Council, Burton District 8, since 1994

Unsuccessful campaigns for public office: None

Prior political or government experience: Democratic Party at Benedict College

Key endorsements you've received: None listed

S.C. Ethics Commission statement of economic interests: Listed $70,294 from Beaufort County Schools; $41,159 from S.C. Retirement System; $12,776 from Beaufort County Council.

Campaign money raised: $1,548

Largest donor: Himself; $1,548

Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent?

I have 18 years experience on County Council and 40 years in the Beaufort County educational system. I'm an efficient and effective public servant, an elder in the church and church moderator with various committee assignments. I have working relationships with students and parents (coaching and mentoring.) What separates me from my opponent is that I am a proactive councilman, where as he is a reactive councilman. Simply, I get things done. Being proactive consists of having monthly community meetings with constituents and assessing their needs and concerns.

What are the three most important issues you would address if elected?

1. Workforce -- Creating jobs in these tough economic times by fostering a relationship with the Technical College of the Lowcountry to help educate and enhance technical skills to help in industry recruitment in this area.

2. Ecosystem -- Protecting our environment, especially our waterways, by maintaining pristine waters by preventing runoff as much as possible and to prevent other corrupted activities.

3. Police protection/human safety -- Making sure they are properly trained and certified by taking necessary courses and workshops on a continual basis.

What other issues do you see as important

  • Proper drainage and road improvements, which have direct impact on some citizens of the county especially the Sheldon Township area.

  • Education is essential if we are to compete in this global society.

  • What specific steps will you take to make government more open and accessible to the public?

    Making certain that we continue to follow the path we are on presently. All County Council and committee meetings are televised. Public hearings are broadcast on the Beaufort County Channel. Administration and staff are always available to entertain questions and concerns via telephone, email or in person.

    Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony), been disciplined by a professional licensing board or organization or had an ethics violation filed against you?

    No

    Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your federal, state or local taxes?

    No

    Are there any other details about yourself that voters would be interested in knowing?

    I am a family person -- a husband, father and grandfather. I'm actively engaged in my community. I've been the girls track and field coach at Beaufort High School for 37 years with great success (eight state championships, two state runner-up finishes, and 19 region championships, including 2012. Under my leadership, many students have received full scholarships for track and field and have successfully completed their education at institutions for higher learning. I was inducted into Coaches Classic Hall of Fame, the S.C. Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Beaufort High Wall of Fame. I was the S.C. Coach of the Year for Girls Track in 2002. I was named Citizen of the Year Award by the Kiwanis Club of Beaufort in May 2010. I was named Citizen of the Year by the Beaufort Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, incorporated in February 2011. I am the founder of Citizens Against Violence Everywhere.

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