Joe is very active in the Lowcountry community. He is involved in local and state politics, having worked on numerous political campaigns. He served for four years as a member of the Board of School Trustees of St. James-Santee Constituent School District No. 1 of Charleston County, elected in 2014 as the top vote-getter of the four seats on the ballot. In 2016, he served on Charleston County School District’s Strategic Planning Committee, appointed by the county superintendent of education. During his term on the school board, he served as a liaison to Wando High School and Chairman of the Districts No. 1 & 2 Joint Consolidation Proposal Committee.
Joe currently serves as the Chairman of the Charleston County Young Republicans, Secretary of South Carolina’s First Congressional District Republican Party, Treasurer of the East Cooper Republican Club, and Executive Committeeman of the Awendaw Precinct for the Charleston County Republican Party.
A native South Carolinian, Joe is a parishioner at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Downtown Charleston. He is a member of the Monsignor John L. Manning Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Charleston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. He has served on the Awendaw Blue Crab Festival, W.H. Alston Library Committee (Chairman), Awendaw Town Hall Building Taskforce, and Bulls Bay Nature Festival Founding Committee. He attended Bishop England High School and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from The Citadel.