“Lizzy” Schmidt: Why I Am Running For Walden Alderman

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
 “Lizzy” Schmidt
“Lizzy” Schmidt
I want to see the town of Walden as a safe, clean, friendly and prosperous community that is welcoming to visitors, with a vibrant small-town atmosphere that includes great natural beauty and amenities that facilitate a high quality of life for residents of all ages and interests. 

Walden strives to be a model of small-town America — seamlessly touching the past through its historic character while actively embracing a bright future. 

I believe in the preservation of culture, history and the values our small-town mountain community has long held. From a Saturday evening event at McCoy Farm & Gardens to warm Sunday mornings at Little Brown Church, I want to see Walden thrive without losing its roots.

My three top properties are to:
• Increase transparency and accountability to encourage all citizen engagement; 
• Encourage healthy and beneficial business growth; and
• Put pressure on the county to properly fix and maintain the W Road.

I earned my BA, international studies, and law degree from the University of South Carolina.
As a member of the Willingham family, I spent a lifetime of summers in Walden. Over 13 years ago, I am my husband of 27 years (now) and our three children, fulfilled my lifelong wish and moved to Walden.  

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Early Voting is Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Thursday, Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.schmidtforalderman.com or contact me at schmidtforalderman@gmail.com.

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Schmidt

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