Daniel Brownstein was elected to Mount Pleasant Town Council in November 2023 on a platform of quality of life issues to ensure the town endures as a family-friendly community that is welcoming to all.

He is a married father of two with a history of championing community causes who puts his heart into serving our town. Daniel works hard with transparency and proactive communication to tackle Mount Pleasant’s most pressing issues.

Daniel's Priorities

Traffic Solutions

Daniel will ensure our intersections have their traffic lights timed properly and that the turn lanes are long enough so that other lanes aren't blocked. He will create a traffic incident response team to clear wrecks and a beach traffic working group with IOP, SI and the Sheriff’s Office. Daniel believes there are better options for S.C. 41 and is opposed to the current county plan for the road.

Public Safety

Mount Pleasant has trouble attracting and retaining first responders. Our pay is below that of our neighbors. Daniel will raise wages and create career retention paths that enable many of our hometown heroes to be able to live in the community that they serve. It enables us to deter crime, respond quicker to large emergencies and better serve our residents.

Recreation & Outdoor Spaces

As an advocate for Mount Pleasant’s parks and recreation, Daniel will make sure the town lives up to its promises for Rifle Range Park and the other recreational improvements that were part of the successful 2022 Recreation Referendum. The end result will be a park that the entire community will be proud of and enjoy for generations to come. He will look for additional opportunities to preserve land and open up access to our beautiful natural environment.

Supporting Our Local Arts

Daniel will work with our town’s arts organizations to pursue a self-sustaining community performing arts center.

About Daniel Brownstein

Daniel, 42, is a married father of two who works as the marketing director at the law firm Rogers, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman in Mount Pleasant.

His priorities are to implement traffic solutions, address public safety concerns and improve the quality of life for all residents. He will expand public access to natural resources, support local arts initiatives, and improve our recreational opportunities.

Daniel has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Otterbein University. Previously he worked as communications director for the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Beaufort, SC, and as a newspaper reporter who covered police, courts and local governments.

He has experience bringing accountability and transparency to government, as well as an insider’s perspective on public safety issues.

Daniel has a history of championing community causes. He served two terms on the Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, was a board member for the nonprofit South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCADVASA) for five years, and a founding member of the nonprofit Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking. He also has served as the president of the Quail Hollow neighborhood’s Homeowners Association for the past three years.

After playing an instrumental role in helping the Mount Pleasant Recreation Referendum pass in 2022, he stepped up to serve on Mount Pleasant Town Council to make sure the town lives up to its promises. He will ensure that taxpayers’ dollars are spent correctly and the town builds a park that is sustainable, inclusive and something that our whole town can be proud of.

As an active dad, Daniel believes in public education and raising civic-minded children. He is married to Pamela, a graphic designer, writer and editor. They have two children: Wolfe, 11, a sixth-grader at Moultrie Middle School, and Selah, 10, a fifth-grader at Whitesides Elementary School. Both children play recreational sports and the whole family enjoys camping, music, going to the beach and spending time together in the best place imaginable to call home.

Contact Daniel

Contact Daniel Brownstein at 843-834-2171 or use the form on this page.

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