McMaster has right experience
At this crucial time in South Carolina, we need to be careful about our choice for governor. Henry McMaster has proven his ability and moral fortitude as attorney general, as well as in his private life. He comes from a fine family of lawyers, and I am going to vote, for my future and my children’s and grandchildren’s future, for Henry Dargan McMaster.
Columbia Bolchoz could boost business
While all the gubernatorial candidates are talking about their abilities to bring jobs to South Carolina and grow the economy, the race that could have a real impact on the economy is being overlooked — the race for the attorney general.
One candidate claims credit for bringing Boeing to the state. However, another candidate, Robert Bolchoz, is the only one who recognizes that this office can work with small businesses to reduce government regulation and obtrusive government bureaucracy that stifles productivity. When businesses can be more productive, they hire more people.
Bolchoz has both prosecutorial and business experience, and as former chief of staff to Attorney General Charlie Condon, he can hit the ground running. South Carolina has a great opportunity to affect real change with Robert Bolchoz as attorney general.
Thomas S. Roe Jr.
Myrtle Beach Sheheen’s the leader state needs
South Carolina desperately needs to elect a capable and steady hand as governor. As in most recent elections, the race for governor this year has seen political fallacies intended to deceive voters with irrelevant issues and uncritical thinking.
Yet we face the most difficult challenges in at least a generation and require truthful candidates willing to work for the public good. In the recent debate among Republican and Democratic primary candidates for governor, one candidate stood out with his candor and nonmanipulative style: state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.
Sheheen delivered honest responses that were reflective and carefully focused on critical needs in South Carolina. Sheheen is an intelligent, ethical and practical leader willing to work with others, regardless of party affiliation, to energize South Carolina’s economic recovery, support education and advance all state citizens.
Mark W. Huguley
Columbia Barrett will turn economy around
Because of these critical economic times, the race for governor is the most important in my lifetime.
With high unemployment it is essential that South Carolinians have a governor who understands the importance of small businesses.
Gresham Barrett has run a small business and has a comprehensive plan for job creation. Following graduation from The Citadel, he served four and a half years in the Army as captain, field artillery. After serving as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives from 1999 through 2002, he was elected to Congress from the 3rd District. He is now in his eighth year of service, where he is the second most conservative member of the Congress.
He is the candidate best qualified to lead in turning around our economy and putting South Carolinians back to work.
Few’s spirit makes family proud
I had a conversation with my wife the other day about what a winner is. I grew up in a family that looked at winning as a way of life. My father was a football coach, and a winner, who learned to survive in a world that did not respect someone from the wrong side of the tracks. My dad learned to get up after a loss and to fight again.
I learned this again last year in business. We have to keep fighting, adjust to the conditions and press on to win.
I also learned through the last six years that my wife, Sherri, is a winner. She has not given up, regardless of the people saying bad things, regardless of the people who wish to bring her down. She continues to fight and to aim for victory. She has suffered several setbacks, but a winner does not give up. I admire her for that, she may not be from the right side of the tracks, but I am proud to be the husband of a winner, regardless of the outcome on June 8.