Erickson to speak at LIBPA meeting

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Representative Shannon Erickson will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, October 11 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association. The meeting, starting at 8 a.m., will be in the Beaufort County Realtor’s Association Headquarters in the Palmetto Business Park and is open to the public.
First elected to represent District 124 in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2007 to fill an unexpired term, Rep. Erickson was elected to a full term of office in 2008 and re-elected in 2010. She presently serves as Second Vice Chairperson of the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee.  She is owner and director of Lowcountry Building Blocks, Inc. (Hobbit Hill Preschools) and a former teacher. Her past contributions to the community include serving as a member of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Child Care, President of the South Carolina Child Care Association and member of the Beaufort County First Steps to School Readiness Board.
Rep. Erickson has been requested to include in her discussion with our members the following subjects:
• What are the top priority items for the next legislative session?
• Where will the next fiscal cuts probably occur?
• What is the future school funding picture for Beaufort County public schools?
• Your position in regard to establishing special electoral districts for the school board.
• Impact on Beaufort County if the recommended state redistricting plan is approved?