Staff Report for The Island Eye News
Charleston County Representative Mike Sottile announced on Friday, March 30 he will be seeking re-election to the SC State House.
Representative Sottile noted his success in pushing for school choice, increased road funding to help alleviate traffic issues, working to prevent income and business taxes, and his environmental conservation advocacy since joining the House in 2009. “It has been a privilege to be the voice of my constituents in Columbia,” said Sottile. “I humbly ask for support in this election to continue working hard on behalf of the residents in House District 112.”
During this year’s legislative session Representative Sottile voted to approve $600 million in tax relief for South Carolina citizens, increased road funding for the Lowcountry, teacher pay raises, and improved jobtraining programs at the state’s technical schools. He also supported efforts in the House to repeal the Base Load Review Act, which contributed to increased energy costs by SCANA to the ratepayer, as a part of the V.C. Summer Nuclear project.
SC House District 112 includes both the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. It also covers the majority of Mount Pleasant stretching northwards to Wando High School and portions of Highway 41.
Representative Sottile, a veteran of the United States Air Force, served as Mayor of the Isle of Palms prior to being elected to the state House in 2008. He and his wife Loraine have been married for 41 years and have one daughter, Amy.