Vote, citizen, vote

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

To the Editor:

Coming up on Sept. 2 there will be an important election. Voters in Senate District 32 – which includes most of Georgetown County – will have a chance to vote on one of four candidates in the Democratic Party Primary.

Any registered voter in senate district 32 may vote in that election since we do not register to vote in South Carolina by political party.

It’s important that you do this.

We will be voting to replace Yancey McGill who is now the lieutenant governor of South Carolina. The senate district represents most of Georgetown County, Williamsburg, and portions of Horry, Florence and Berkeley counties in the South Carolina General Assembly.

This is an important position and Georgetown’s interests must be taken into consideration by this senator.

There are four candidates for the seat. They are all members of the Democratic Party. As a registered voter of Senate District 32 – whether you are a Democrat or Republican, an Independent or have no political party affiliation, you may vote in this election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the usual voting places. You will need a proper photo ID to cast your ballot.

It’s important that we participate in this election because this senator will represent a large part of South Carolina.

He will have one of 46 votes on the matters that come before the state senate.

Since there is no Republican candidate, the winner of this primary will take the rest of the term for the seat formerly held by Yancey McGill.

As for me, I was among several hundred people who attended a recent candidate’s forum at Bethel AME Church in Georgetown.

Current state representatives Carl Anderson and Ronnie Sabb and repeat challenger Cezar McKnight spent most of their time fighting amongst themselves.

A few nights later, I attended a gathering where Sam Floyd – who had a previous commitment before the date for the forum was picked – spoke with voters. Floyd is an attorney, and current Williamsburg County Council member.

He’s experienced in local government, and is the only one of the four candidates who is a fiscal conservative.

He does not believe in spending money we don’t have.

I urge you to vote Sept. 2 and to vote for Sam Floyd.

Ruthann Howard

Georgetown

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