Hope you’re having a good weekend.
My week in Columbia was filled with work on the Ways and Means Healthcare Budget Subcommittee. We met on Tuesday and Wednesday hearing budget requests from the state Departments of Health and Environmental Control, Mental Health, Social Services, Aging, and Children’s Advocacy.
The subcommittee will meet again next Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Wednesday, I joined my colleagues from the House and Senate for Gov. McMaster’s State of the State Address. The Governor laid out a bold, conservative roadmap to ensure prosperity and success for the future generations of South Carolinians. I look forward to continuing working with him to accomplish our legislative goals.
On Friday, I was privileged to participate in the annual Georgetown County Legislative Delegation Breakfast at Pawleys Plantation, hosted by the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Coastal Carolina REALTORS Association. Senators Stephen Goldfinch and Ronnie Sabb and Rep. Carl Anderson and I discussed issues and what to expect in the legislative session.
One of the important responsibilities of the Georgetown County Legislative Delegation is to make nominations to the Governor for appointments to county and regional boards and commissions.
After the chamber breakfast the delegation met to consider a number of nominations, most importantly to the Georgetown County Board of Elections, where board chairman and steelworkers union boss James Sanderson was mired in controversy because his union made campaign donations to Georgetown City Council candidates and he effectively endorsed a gubernatorial candidate – political activities which election board members cannot engage in.
The delegation agreed to replace Sanderson with former county school board member Harold Jean Brown-Williams. Click here for news coverage of the delegation meeting.
I hope you’ll visit my official House webpage, where you can find bills that I have either sponsored or cosponsored, view my voting record, search for bills, and access video feeds of the House sessions and committee meetings.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent District 108 in the House. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Rep. Lee Hewitt