From all over Senate District 22, supporters are getting behind Susan Brill’s campaign.
“Throughout the many years I have worked with Susan Brill, l have always found her to be a person of great integrity who demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to constituent service.”
Dr. Stephen Hefner
Former Superintendent of Richland School District 2.
Current Superintendent of Lexington Richland School District 5.
“Thanks to Susan Brill’s leadership in persuading Richland County Council to create the Richland County Conservation Commission in 1998, over 4,000 acres in Richland County are now permanently protected for conservation purposes and 66 different projects for restoration of historical buildings, research and interpretation have been completed. This is a real contribution to Richland County.”
Chair, Richland County Conservation Commission
“Susan Brill is an amazing person who has the ability to get the job done. My first contact with Mrs. Brill was back in 1997, and I have known her since that time.
I moved into the Summit’s Glen Meadows sub division one street below the City of Columbia’s water tower. The area was a new built and so we the residents were surprised about the lack of water pressure, we contacted the city’s water department and met with a stone wall, the water department blamed the builder and the builder, of course, blamed the city–we were at an impasse.
We contacted Mrs. Brill, our Councilman, who she agreed to meet with all the residents of Glen Meadows area. To our surprise and delight when she came to our meeting at the Sandhills branch of the Richland County Public Library and she had a member of the City of Columbia’s City Council with her to help address our water pressure issues.
Mrs. Brill got the job done, the city of Columbia paid for water pumps for all affected residents. We struggled on our own to resolve the problem, but Mrs. Brill political savvy was able bring together Richland County Council and the City of Columbia’s Council for the good of her constituents.”
Franklin P. Davis
“Susan has been a friend for many years. She became very involved as a parent of children at Spring Valley High School. She helped organize the Spring Valley Education Foundation’s first auction and served as its chair for a number of years. She has served on the Foundation Board for over 30 years and has been instrumental in helping to establish other foundations in Richland School District Two and across the state.
Susan is a dedicated member of our community in many ways, including her service on the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees. I have found that she listens to my concerns and provides information needed for items of interest.”
Dr. Ben Nesbit
Former Principal at Spring Valley High School
During her 16 years in office, Susan Brill has demonstrated the ability to reach out to all groups and to bring people together. This is a necessary quality in today’s divisive political climate. Good governing means giving everyone a fair hearing, reaching out to those who hold different opinions, and not playing one group against another. During her eight years on the Richland District Two School Board, Susan has overseen many changes in the district. During that time, she has placed student learning first and made sure all schools receive equal attention.
In seeking the District 22 senate seat, Susan will bring that same steadiness to the General Assembly and the Richland County legislative delegation. Ethical behavior is a consistent quality she has demonstrated as a school board and county council member. Her insistence on transparent decision making will continue if elected to the State Senate.
In addition to ethics reform, Susan will be a strong supporter of better education funding, particularly as the General Assembly addresses the school inequities found in the Abbeville state Supreme Court decision. Addressing better school funding will be one of the primary issues faced by the General Assembly in January. With her experience overseeing one of the state’s largest school district budgets, she will have no learning curve. She knows the complexities of education funding and will bring that insight to the General Assembly.
If elected, voters can expect the same fairness, transparency, commitment, and consistency Susan Brill has always demonstrated.
Arcadia Lakes Resident
I have known Susan Brill close to thirty years and know her to be a kind and compassionate leader who believes in making informed decisions which have an impact on the community, school district, as well as individuals. Susan will represent District 22 well in the Senate and lead with integrity as she has demonstrated in the past while serving on Richland County Council and Richland School District Two Board of Trustees for the past ten years. I enthusiastically support Susan Brill for Senate Seat 22!
Dr. Cheryl A. Caution-Parker
Retired Deputy Superintendent, Richland School District Two
Current member of Richland School District Two Board of Trustees