Sandino Moses

About Sandino Moses

In 2012, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina at a time when gentrification was on the rise.  I watched as citizens in urban neighborhoods were displaced from their homes by businesses, middle class individuals and upper class individuals.  They were forced to obtain residences that were less desirable or in the alternative, remain in their homes and pay higher rents in a community they no longer felt a part of. 

I watched as lower class citizens fought to have a voice to save their communities, but lacked the access to politicians and lawmakers whose agenda placed financial gain and biases before the needs of the lower class. The citizens in urban neighborhoods lacked the funds and the know-how to save their communities, thereby being forced to live elsewhere in what I saw, were deplorable conditions.

When my mother ran for office in 2012 with a passion to make a difference in her community she requested my assistance in her campaign and I declined. As a result, my lack of contribution played a role in her losing the election.  It was at the time of her losing the election and the impact of gentrification I witnessed throughout the lower class/urban communities, that I decided to be a part of the solution and not the problem.  I owed my mother and the urban communities of Charleston, to stand up and use my voice to give those without a voice access to change. 

Why Sandino Moses

In 2016, when Donald Trump was elected, I became even more passionate about the importance of my awareness, knowledge and action for the less fortunate.  I knew that Donald Trump wanted to undo everything President Barack Obama had put in place to help the less fortunate.  Donald Trump, a wealthy reality tv celebrity had/has no educational background in politics and his main goal is financial gain at any cost.  Unfortunately, those who are paying the price are the less fortunate whose voice he has no desire to hear.  I then placed everything I was doing on hold and politics became my sole focus.

I plan to give the urban community access to a voice they have not had, but had the right to have.  I plan to listen to their opinions and create actions that will not only pursue their rights, but provide them with the opportunity to participate in the changes necessary to save their communities.  I will provide the urban community the knowledge they need to get involved in new developments like Boeing and understand the values of their homes and their rights as citizens to keep their homes.

A History of Achievement and Service


Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, 05/1999

Claflin University – Orangeburg, SC


  • Sales Focus, 09/2022 to Present
  • The Bair Foundation Foster Parent Recruiter, 11/2021 to 04/2022
  • Father IncOutreach Coordinator, 11/2020 to 10/2021
  • Progressive Turnout Project – Field Organizer, 07/2020 to 11/2020
  • AC Corcoran – Certified Teacher Assistant, 01/2019 to 08/2020
  • Warehouse Specialist/AACE VP of Community Outreach, 07/2012 to 09/2018


Community Service

  • Chairman of Board of Commissioners, Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (2020-2023)
    • Managed $2.4 million budget with the Charleston County Housing Redevelopment Authority
  • Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Delta Kappa Sigma Chapter, Sumter SC (2022-Present)
  • Board of Trustee Member, CAPSOL “Caring Adults Parents and Siblings of Lee County Inc.” (2020-Present)
  • Coastal Carolina Family Council Committee Member (2021-Present)
  • Global Goodwill Ambassador (2020-Present)
  • Committee Member, SC HUD Prisoner Re-Entry Program (2018-Present)
  • PTA President, AC Corcoran Elementary School (08/2019-2020)
  • James E. Clyburn Fellowship Program Graduate (09/2018-Present
  • Progressive Candidate Change Committee Graduate (04/2018)
  • Organizing for Action Graduate (02/2017)