Office: Beaufort City Council
Number of years living in the district you seek to represent: 44 years
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Family: Husband, Russell Beer; two grown children, Patricia Johnson of Rock Hill and Douglas Beer of Port Royal; three grandchildren, two boys, one girl; one great grandchild, a boy
Education: Graduated from Dreher High in Columbia, 1959.
Current occupation/employer: Volunteer
Employment, military and volunteer history: Mortgage loan officer; civil service at Fort Jackson, Parris Island; owned a dress shop; city employee in water department; member of Business and Professional Women's Organization; president, treasurer; Zonta Club of Beaufort; president, district director; Red Cross Disaster Assistance team leader, government liaison; Beaufort Water Festival, Pirettes; Miss Beaufort County Pageant, 20 years; Independence Fund, Lt. Dan Concert; Beaufort High School PTA president; one of the founders of the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Watch and past treasurer; member of the Chamber of Commerce Board, Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee; CAPA Ghost Tours for 20 years for Exchange Club of Beaufort.
Public offices held: Elected to Beaufort City Council in 1990.
Unsuccessful bids for public office: Mayor of Beaufort, twice
Key endorsements you've received: No answer provided
Campaign contributions: $2,605.
Campaign expenditures: $1,333.20
Biggest contributor: John C McFall, $1,000
Why should people vote for you?
I have a long history of serving Beaufort in may ways. I have been responsible, reliable and always available to the citizens of Beaufort. I am a worker, a listener, and doer.
What are the three most important issues you would address if elected?
What other issues do you see as important?
To find and hire a new city manager that has as one asset that is the financial background that Scott Dadson has. One that can hit the road running and have the ability to be up to speed quickly.
To continue moving forward with our Civic Master Plan.
What specific steps will you take to make government more open and accessible to the public?
Our council is as open and accessible as possible. Our finances are shown on line and anyone can access them. Whether people think so or not we follow the rules for executive session closely.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony, been disciplined by a professional licensing board or organization or had an ethics violation filed against you?
Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your federal, state or local taxes? If so, please give the details.
Are there any personal details about yourself that voters would be interested in knowing?
I was the first female that worked for an Army Brigade at Fort Jackson in Columbia from 1966-68. I was also the youngest USO Hostess at the age of 16. It was at the USO in Columbia from 1958-59. I have been married for 55 years. Married at the age of 17. I have one grandson who is an Army medic. He has served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. My other grandson is in the Air Force and is presently in Iraq.