Laurie Parks

Non-partisan candidate for Camden City Council.



Occupation: Community Volunteer

Education: University of Georgia- English

Experience in Political or Related Positions (Include the number of years in each position):

1999 - Graduate of Palmetto Leadership Kershaw County (4 yrs., past co-chair)

2005 -  Awarded Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce "William Nettles Award for Service

2002 - Graduate of Leadership South Carolina

Junior Leadership Kershaw County - (12 yrs., current chair)

Foster Care Review Board, Richland and Kershaw County (7 yrs.,  past chair)

Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (4 yrs., current chair - 2 yrs.)

Camden Kiwanis Club (2012 - Board Member)

Historic Camden Foundation (2012 - Board Member)

United Way (2012 - Co Chair Individual Campaign Division)

Kershaw County Special Olympics (2 yrs. Board Member)

Why should voters choose you in this election?

I have been a committed community volunteer and leader for the past 25 years, so I have devoted most of my entire adult life to serving my community. Since being appointed to the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission almost 4 years ago, I started taking a greater interest in local government. After speaking to the people of Camden and feeling their frustration with the current administration, I feel that I need to take my community service to a new level, that of Camden City Council.