Published on October 23rd, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Sara Middleton For Columbia City Council At-Large
Sara Middleton is a general counsel for LTC Health Solutions and whose family has invested heavily in the 1600 block of Main Street, is seeking the at-large seat.
Middleton is a 27-year-old attorney and businesswoman.
Middleton says she thinks Columbia is at a pivotal moment. She says she wants to help push the city forward.
“Having been born and raised in Columbia, I have not only watched this city grow, but have been fortunate enough to be an active participant in its growth. I’m an entrepreneur at heart and the daughter of two preachers, with a passion for helping others. I have worked in and owned a variety of businesses, from senior care and hospitality, to developing historical properties in the heart of Columbia. In everything that I do, my goal is always simple: to improve the quality of life of those around me.
My vision for Columbia is a one of growth, sustainability, and prosperity – to improve the lives of those around me.
With my fresh and prosperous vision for Columbia, and my business and legal background, I know that I will serve Columbia well. As the only candidate for City Council At-Large who has started businesses in Columbia, I have the unique knowledge, experience, and understanding needed to be a leader in tackling Columbia’s challenges and in ensuring our brightest days are ahead of us.
I am a graduate of Winthrop University and the University of South Carolina School of Law.”
“I really, truly feel that, with Columbia, we face so many new challenges right now that we’re almost at a tipping point,” she says. “We’re either going to take advantage of Columbia’s opportunities and create this business-friendly environment, bringing new businesses here, creating a world class 21st century city, or we’re going to kind of sit back and grow somewhat steadily and kind of squander the opportunity that I feel is right in front of our faces.
“At the end of the day, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You know what? I have a unique ability to bring a fresh perspective to the table.’”
The Middleton family — including Sara’s father Scott and brother Greg — has been a driving force in the revitalization of the 1600 block of Main Street in Columbia. The family has developed a number of businesses there, including The Grand boutique bowling alley/lounge, Michael’s Cafe and Catering, the Venue on Main and others.