Charleston Metro Chamber PAC announces endorsements for Summerville Town Council

October 21, 2021

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (Chamber PAC) is pleased to announce its endorsements of Aaron Brown for Summerville Town Council District 1 and Kima Garten-Schmidt for Summerville Town Council District 5.

To be considered for the endorsement, candidates for open seats completed a written questionnaire and participated in an interview with Chamber PAC members. The process revealed candidates’ perspective on critical issues facing the Town of Summerville including: housing attainability, infrastructure investment, regional planning, Lowcountry Rapid Transit and flooding.

“All of the candidates endorsed by the Chamber PAC support a positive business climate and are aligned with the Chamber’s pillar priorities: mobility, livability and business climate,” said David Hand, Chairman of the Chamber PAC. “All understand the connection between local decisions and the continued economic prosperity of the larger region.”

Town Council District 1: Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown is running to continue the great progress the Town of Summerville has achieved in his tenure. Brown is focused on preserving and enhancing the quality of life while maintaining low taxes, low crime rates and building an economy that provides good paying jobs for Summerville residents. He is in tuned to the challenges that come with the continued growth Summerville is expected to see, but also recognizes the tremendous opportunity and need for smart growth strategies.

Town Council District 5: Kima Garten-Schmidt

Kima Garten-Schmidt has previously served three terms on Summerville Town Council. She supports extending the Lowcountry Rapid Transit to Summerville in the future and finding ways to reduce congestion and traffic on Summerville’s main roads. She talked about the fantastic men and women working in Summerville’s police department and expressed her desire to further collaborate to pursue public safety improvements and community outreach.