S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais "changed his mind" over Thanksgiving and decided not to run for reelection, according to an exclusive interview with The State's Jamie Self.
From her story:
"Really it was over Thanksgiving, when I met with my family and we went through all the pros and cons, that I really had a change of heart and a change of mind. But, in that three-month period, it really was my full intention to run. I just changed my mind. ..."
The hours are long. You get attacked and the pay is low, and it really pains my wife to read all that stuff in the newspaper. Doesn’t bother me, I’m pretty thick-skinned. And if you’re pleasing everybody you’re not making the hard decisions that you need to make. And I’m not trying to be popular, I’m trying to do what’s right.
We already know at least two Democrats are running for the seat. But now that Zais is out, what Republicans are eying the job? Self takes on that question in this week's Sunday Buzz. Read it here.