McQuillin considering run for re-election to Berkeley Co. School Board
In November of this year, Mac McQuillin’s term representing District 2 on the Berkeley County School Board will expire. But the Daniel Island resident, who has served in the post since 2014, is already contemplating a potential run for re-election.
“I am prayerfully considering running for school board again,” stated McQuillin, when asked about his plans. “We are finally at a point where we have a cohesive board, and I feel there is still a lot that I can contribute to our students and teachers if elected again.”
The District 2 seat was held by Daniel Island resident Doug Cooper from 2008 to September 2014. Dan Kingsbury, former vice president of sales for Daniel Island Real Estate, occupied the post prior to Cooper after winning the seat from Goose Creek resident Frances Brewer in 2006. (Brewer passed away last year). District 2 encompasses Daniel Island and parts of Cainhoy, Hanahan and Goose Creek.
District 8, which includes portions of the Cainhoy, Huger, and Honey Hill communities is currently represented by longtime board member Frank Wright. His term is also set to expire in November of 2018. The Daniel Island News attempted to contact Wright about his future plans for the post, but did not hear back prior to the paper going to print.
Considering running for a school board seat, working on behalf of a candidate, or being an advocate for public education? On Saturday, Feb. 24, the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area will host a workshop to prepare candidates and advocates for 2018 school board elections in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building located at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston. Serving as keynote speaker for the event will be Scott Price, executive director of the S.C. School Board Association. According to a press release, Price will address the role, responsibilities and the importance of school board positions. Other presenters will cover requirements, fundamentals, and strategies for running for a tri-county school board seat. The event is part of the LWV’s “The School Board Project: Become a Voice for Our Children” initiative.
The workshop is free, but those interested in attending are asked to reserve spots in advance at http://lwvcharleston.org/school_board_2018.html or call (843) 766-5416. For additional information, visit the website for the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area at www.lwvcharleston.org.