As a small business owner, there are a number of issues that I know many others face everyday. I will work to see that our state government works to reduce burdensome regulations on our smallest businesses, and provides the assistance to help all of our employers comply with existing regulations. I will work to ensure that our small business owners are treated fairly and have equal protections.
Transportation and Infrastructure
Having worked in the aviation services business for the past 16 years, and during that time traveled most of the roads in both Greenville County and the state, there is a great and continuing need to improve and maintain our road, sea and airport transportation systems over the long term.
Taxes and the Budget
I will work to reduce the taxes that the people of South Carolina pay in both business and personal taxes as well as ensuring the state budget meets the needs and revenue that it has available. It is my firm belief that you can not reduce one if you do not reduce the other.
I believe that when it truly is necessary to take the property of one of our citizens, a fair amount should be given to that citizen, not the lowest possible amount the government can get away with. I am adamantly opposed to Agenda 21.
I have always believed that a limited and local government is better for its citizens to grow and prosper. Large, centralized government is unable to respond quickly to the changing needs of the people. At the end of the day, the citizens are the most important people in our government. I am an ordained deacon and I firmly believe in our 2nd amendment rights.