CHARLESTON MAYORAL RACE
Election Day is November 7th and there is a crowded field vying for the top job in the City of Charleston. Incumbent Mayor John Tecklenburg faces challenges from former Statehouse Representative William Cogswell, activist and podcaster Mika Gadsden, Charleston School of Law Professor Debra Gammons, public affairs professional and National Guardsman Clay Middleton and Charleston City Councilman Peter Shahid.
Carolina Tails asked each candidate two questions (below) to let you know which candidates are putting animals on their policy agendas. Mika Gadsden did not respond to our request.
The community is in dire need of stringent measures to curtail the overpopulation of dogs and cats, which is increasing, leading to more dog attacks and costs to taxpayers and donors. Will you support ordinances for incentivized spay/neuter of owned animals through a registration system, along with subsidized mandatory spay/neuter for the most overpopulated animals?
By the time of this printing, a local entrepreneur will have received South Carolina DMV approval for his electric carriages. Will you support his application to provide tours in Downtown Charleston as an additional alternative to the animal-drawn vehicles tourist attraction?