The State House convened on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 2nd and 3rd, 2014. We elected a new Speaker of the House and Speaker Pro Tempore. We also voted on new procedural rules, among many other things. Committee assignments were given and I was selected to serve on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee. I am excited to serve on this committee as Agriculture and Natural Resources are an important part of our District. I feel this assignment will help me to more effectively serve our District as Rural Development is also part of this Committee.
The results are in! I have been re-elected to the State House with 55% of the vote! There are so many people to thank! Robin has been so great throughout this long campaign and deserves a medal of some sort! She kept me going – and she was especially great at managing my schedule! Love my wife! Thank you to the voters of the District who gave me great support, encouragement, prayers and their vote! I will continue to fight for greater economic opportunity for all citizens of our District! THANK YOU!
Today, I received the endorsement of the SC Chamber of Commerce! They cited my committment to our state’s businesses. Our citizens deserve good jobs and I will continue to fight for them!
Meeting with voters is the best part of campaigning! Enjoyed listening to their concerns and sharing interests. Many thanks to my friends and colleagues in the State House who have volunteered to assist me! Rep.Thayer and I are shown here talking with another supporter. Only 2-plus weeks to go until Election Day, November 4th!
The South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee Political Action Commmittee (SCBIPECPAC) has endorsed my candidacy! I am honored to have been recognized by such a pro-business group! This group is a statewide nonpartisan organization of diverse businesses and industries that promotes the election of pro-business candidates to the General Assembly.
Their endorsement states: “the business community knows you to be a champion of free enterprise and competition” and further states that “you have made a commitment to promote business and industry in the Palmetto State and recognize your constituents’ drive and determination to achieve the fundamental goal of providing for their families.”