Charleston City Council candidate pays off tax liens

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A Charleston City Council candidate who owed thousands in taxes to the IRS has paid off her liens.

Angela Drake owed $153,411 in tax liens. The amount has been paid in full and Drake said she addresses the situation as soon as she learned out it.

“I do not take this lightly.  I am fortunate to have the resources and opportunity to immediately address this unfortunate situation.  As soon as it was brought to my attention, it was handled,” she said in a press release Friday. “Moments like this define us; reveal true character and shows how someone handles adverse situations.”

Drake said she hired an accountant to take care of her tax returns but later found out those returns had not actually been filed and said she learned about the incident about a year and a half ago.

She is running for City Council District 1 which covers much of Daniel Island and a small portion of downtown Charleston.

“It happened, I own it, it is now behind me. I am focused on my campaign. I believe I am the best person for the job. My service and experience give me the ability to get results on issues impacting our community.  That’s why I want to serve,” she said.

Drake’s service record includes: 

  • Daniel Island Rotary Club, President-Elect
  • Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association, Past President
  • Peninsula Alliance Committee, Commissioner Appointed by Mayor Riley
  • Peninsula Alliance Consortium, Past Board member
  • Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, Board Member, Realtor Housing Opportunity Fund Co-Chair
  • Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Historic Charleston Foundation, Member
  • The Preservation Society of Charleston, Member
  • The Gibbes Museum, Past Board Member
  • Charleston Junior League, Member
  • University of South Carolina graduate, B.A. in International Business
  • Real estate professional at Daniel Island Real Estate

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