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When I ran 4 year years ago, it was because of my passion for public service. During my first term, I have worked hard to be responsive to our community and fight for issues we care about.

I am running on three basic campaign promises to YOU:  
Better Leadership – YOU deserve to have an independent voice on council who is not beholden to any group or ideology.  At a time when obstructionists are putting politics over people, I will continue to focus on getting things done for you.

Better Infrastructure – YOU deserve to know where your tax dollars are going and how those tax dollars are being spent to make improvements to our area. We live in one of the fastest growing areas in the city, and we need to continue to push for more forward-thinking infrastructure plans that are proactive and not reactive to handle issues like flooding and traffic.

Better Quality of Life for All – YOU deserve to live and raise your family in a safe city.  That is why I voted to increase the pay for our Police and Fire Departments so they have the resources they need to keep you and your loved ones safe.

As an Eagle Scout, I was instilled with a sense of service to leave things better than I found them.  I have taught second grade in a high poverty school and worked to bring out the promise in young children, regardless of their circumstances.  I have worked for human services nonprofits to help people get a hand up and not a hand out. It is this tireless devotion for making things better that I will continue in my next term on Charleston City Council.

Thank you and I look forward to serving you the next four years.



Karl L. Brady, Jr.

Candidate for Charleston City Council – District 5

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Karl Brady, an Eagle Scout and one of Charleston’s Forty Under 40, is running for re-election to the District 5 seat on the Charleston City Council.  Karl wants to continue to offer better leadership by remaining YOUR independent voice on City Council, better infrastructure to address flooding and traffic congestion, and better quality of life by ensuring that the public services provided to the citizens of Charleston are fully funded and meet the needs of the community.

Currently, Karl serves as the Vice-Chair of the Traffic and Transportation Committee, Vice-Chair of the Public Safety Committee, and was Mayor Pro Tempore in 2022.  He began his career teaching 2nd grade in a high poverty school and has worked for almost a decade in human services nonprofits.  Karl lives in Carolina Bay in West Ashley with his wife Kate and rescue dog, Winston.

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