Two more Republican lawmakers endorsed Meka Childs in the state superintendent of education race.
Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, who served as Gov. Mark Sanfords chief of staff, and Rep. Ralph Norman, R-York, both announced they are backing Childs, who worked under current Superintendent Mick Zais.
I have worked in the State Senate over the past six years fighting to increase parents education choices for their children and having worked with Meka in Gov. Sanfords administration, I know she is the most qualified individual to lead that same fight at the Department of Education, Davis said in a news release issued by Childs campaign.
Childs is one of eight Republican candidates seeking the partys nominee in June. She has received endorsements from Zais, Sen. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, Rep. Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville, and Rep. Kris Crawford, R-Florence.
Meka will fight to ensure that dollars are spent on our students because our children deserve better and the taxpayers of South Carolina deserve better, Norman said in the release.