The Brightest Future for SC-34
My name is Emily Cegledy. I was lucky enough to move to Pawleys Island when I was 7 years old. My father worked for the paper mill in Georgetown and my mother was a nurse. I graduated from Waccamaw High School in 1999 and went on to follow my mother’s footsteps into the nursing profession. Now I am a Registered Nurse Case Manager with a Masters Degree in Nursing Management and Executive Leadership.
My husband and I have been married for 17 years and we have 3 kids together. They attend local public schools and keep us busy with soccer games, football games, and marching band. I love kids, and I pledge to put kids first. We need safer schools, smaller class sizes and free Pre-K. We need to improve teacher salaries and work harder to retain them. Investing in our children is the best economic development plan for our future.
Every day, I meet people who need help. People who cannot afford their medications, elderly patients that are abandoned and financially abused, people who need better access to mental health resources… the list goes on. Our community healthcare partners, DSS and advocacy groups are trying their best to help with these big problems, but they can’t do it alone. We need help that can only come from legislative efforts. South Carolina is regressing, failing to expand protection to our most vulnerable residents. In the long run, Medicaid cuts cost our society more money. Healthy people result in cost savings.
Growing up in Pawleys Island and witnessing the rapid growth and change in our area has taught me the importance of careful planning and conservation. Off-shore drilling has risks that far outweigh any benefits. We need green space. Let’s keep District 34 beautiful.
I would appreciate your vote in November 2020. I will be a strong voice for education, healthcare and our environment. Our future will be bright. Thank you!
Education: Safer Schools, Smaller Class Sizes, Higher Teacher Pay
Environment: No Off-Shore Drilling. Ever.
Healthcare: Expand Mental Health Programs, Medicaid Protection, Safer Hospitals