Thank you to the citizens of Blue Ridge, Greer and Taylors for allowing me to serve again as your representative at the Statehouse. It is truly an honor to do so. an honor that I do not take lightly. I ask for your continued prayers and support as we begin another two year session this January.
As importantly, I ask for your continued questions, suggestions and concerns. Our state has emerged from the recession with a good economy and dropping unemployment rates. This has caused an increase in tax revenue though we haven’t raised taxes. Now is the time to address the serious problems of tax reform, infrastructure reform and education reform. All of these require that we look at the rising level of taxation, the unfair collection and allocation of tax resources, and the lack of input from taxpayers and parents.
For the Greenville County Republican Party, It is time for a free flow of ideas that can be openly discussed without being politicized from the start. Conservatism used to belong to the realm of the thoughtful person who was interested in viable solutions that liberals refuse to consider. We need to elevate conservatism to that level again.