Eileen in the News
"Democrat Eileen Dougherty, a 42-year-old James Island resident, announced Friday she will seek her party’s nomination to run for the coastal district — which includes James and Kiawah islands. The district has trended blue in recent years."Continue reading »
ACROSS THE U.S., FLOOD SURVIVORS ARE GROWING IN NUMBER — AND THEY AREN’T JUST SEEKING RESTITUTION, BUT ANSWERS
“We need to build in a way that preserves our natural environment, preserves our culture and preserves our ability to have that tourism revenue. And I think we can do all that.”Continue reading »
"How can we put developments in place that don't harm existing homeowners?"Continue reading »
"We have to look at the long-term projection with sea level rise, with development, with drainage - that's where I would like to see our three governments working together ..."Continue reading »
"Eileen Dougherty of James Island, who spoke at the Fix Flooding First launch, said she’s been going to watch the sunset at the boat landing on Sol Legare Road for years. It eventually turned into a project to monitor how high the tides were rising."
“Over the years, we have seen a change from the tide coming up the boat ramp, to covering parts of the road, to, in some cases, flooding the entire parking lot,” she said.Continue reading »
"This complex and inconsistent system of reporting combined with draconian regulations seems to be making criminals out of generally law-abiding fishermen who are trying to make a living in a business that many have spent decades building from scratch."Continue reading »
"It is a flexible long-term measure that will benefit fishermen economically while protecting fisheries from being depleted, said Eileen Dougherty."