MONCKS CORNER, SC — Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler (R – Moncks Corner) announced this morning that he will seek re-election in 2018. Peagler’s statement, posted on his Facebook page, reads as follows:
“It has been a true honor serving the great people and businesses of Berkeley County as Supervisor for the past three years. From streamlining government agencies to speeding up the permitting process to making local government more responsive to its people, we have proven that taking a business approach to governing saves tax dollars and improves services.
I am particularly proud that we have successfully recruited nearly $2 billion in economic development projects and 5,000 new jobs to Berkeley County in the past three years. I am proud that we have realized the county’s lowest unemployment rates in 15 years. I am proud that we have advanced major infrastructure improvement projects including new interchanges on I-26 and the acceleration of many other road projects. I am proud that we have worked effectively to manage growth. I am proud that we have increased the number of emergency personnel and upgraded public safety resources without raising taxes. And, I am proud that we have secured the lowest county government millage rate in the State, while also improving our S&P Bond Rating.
While I am proud of these accomplishments, I know we can do even more to see our county further prosper. That is why I am announcing today that I will be seeking re-election as Berkeley County Supervisor.
I am seeking re-election to continue making great economic development deals, providing opportunities for residents to not only live in Berkeley County but also work here, improving our roads and infrastructure, and providing a local government that all can be proud of. I thank you for your continued support and prayers as we begin the re-election campaign today.”
Peagler was elected Supervisor in 2014 after serving as Mayor of Moncks Corner for 9 years. A successful small businessman and attorney, Peagler is married to the former Neva McQuown, a retired local school teacher of 33 years. They are the proud parents of a daughter and the energetic grandparents of two granddaughters.