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Mike Huckabee Announces South Carolina Leadership Team

October 28, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee today announced a growing list of supporters on his leadership team in the Palmetto State, which now includes a former Governor, former First Ladies, members of the state House and Senate, and a former Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.”I am delighted to announce the support of such principled leaders from across South Carolina,” Huckabee stated. “Their wealth of experience and prominent leadership is an asset to my campaign.”

The following South Carolina leaders have joined Governor Huckabee’s state leadership team:

* State Senator David Thomas
* State Senator Danny Verdin
* State Representative Liston Barfield
* State Representative Glenn Hamilton
* State Representative Keith Kelly
* State Representative Rex Rice
* Former State Representative Warren Arthur
* Dr. George Graham, Former Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party

Earlier this year, Huckabee’s presidential campaign announced the support of the family of former Governor Carroll Campbell, with former First Lady Iris Campbell serving as Honorary Co-Chair for South Carolina and Governor Campbell’s youngest son Mike Campbell as State Chairman. In May, former Governor David Beasley and his wife, former First Lady Mary Wood Beasley, also joined the Huckabee campaign.

Huckabee South Carolina Leadership Team Bio Sketches:

State Senator David Thomas – Senator Thomas represents District 8, which includes part of Greenville county. Senator Thomas has served in the State Senate since 1985 and is Chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee. Senator Thomas served on the Greenville City Council for five years prior to his election to the Senate.

State Senator Danny Verdin – Senator Verdin represents District 9, which includes parts of Greenville and Laurens counties. Senator Verdin has served in the State Senate since 2001 and is Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee and has been named “Legislator of the Year” by numerous organizations including the South Carolina Farm Bureau.

State Representative Liston Barfield – Representative Barfield represents District 58, which includes part of Horry County. Representative Barfield was first elected to the State House in 1979 and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. In 2005, Representative Barfield was named “Legislator of the Year” by the American Legislative Exchange Committee.

State Representative Glenn Hamilton – Representative Hamilton represents District 20, which includes part of Greenville County. Representative Hamilton has served in the State House since 1997 and is Chairman of the House Interstate Cooperation Committee.

State Representative Keith Kelly – Representative Kelly represents District 35, which includes part of Spartanburg County. Representative Kelly is serving his first term in the State House and is a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

State Representative Rex Rice – Representative Rice represents District 26, which includes parts of Greenville and Pickens counties. Representative Rice has served in the State House since 1995. He is First Vice Chairman of the House Operations and Management Committee and Second Vice Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Former State Representative Warren Arthur – Representative Arthur represented Darlington County for 10 years in the State House from 1976 to 1986 and was a Commissioner on the South Carolina Public Service Commission from 1991 to 1998. He is currently Chairman of the Darlington County Republican Party.

Dr. George Graham – Dr. Graham is Former State Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party and has also served as Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Graham currently resides in Spartanburg.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Nancy Crayton permalink
    November 5, 2007 1:46 am

    I hope South Carolina Republicans will vote according to their principles and not because political leaders tell them that the best candidate can’t win. Over and over, we hear that Huckabee has all the attributes we want and them some political hack tries to push their candidate by slamming Huckabee. Are we tired of political expediency? Mike Huckabee is the consistent Conservative candidate. He doesn’t dodge or rely on talking points to answer questions. Straight talk. Integrity. He’s the real deal.

  2. November 8, 2007 8:34 pm

    Mike Huckabee’s numbers are climbing every day. To win in Iowa is said to be equivalent to $50 million. I like his stand and convictions on the values we conservatives hold dear. I’m glad my mother taught me about the little train that “thought he could.” Keep up the good work, HUCK. There are a lot of us that believe you can.

  3. Dee Wilson permalink
    December 2, 2007 5:58 pm

    I was undecided until I watched the debates. I am definitely going to vote for Huckabee in the SC primary. I haven’t heard much about Huckabee in SC yet.

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