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Conservative Leader Peter McCoy Files for Re-Election

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

James Island, SC - Dedicated public servant, State Rep. Peter McCoy issued the following statement after filing for re-election in South Carolina's 115th House of Representative seat:

"It has been an absolute pleasure and honor to serve my neighbors as I fought to create jobs, eliminate wasteful spending and improve South Carolina as State Representative.

I am proud of the accomplishments my colleagues and I have shared during the 119th General Assembly, including real reforms that made our state more business-friendly, our government more accountable to you, and our elections' integrity more secure.

I am proud that, unlike Washington, we have been able to pass two balanced budgets over the past two years that cut wasteful government spending, devote more money to our classrooms not government bureaucrats, increase job-recruitment efforts, and protect core government services.

I am proud that, for my job-creating legislative record, I was awarded a 2012 Business Advocate Award by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Of the state's 124 House members, I was one of only 6 that voted for all 17 of the pro-business bills they scored. With your continued support, I will continue to support and introduce legislation in Columbia that paves the way for job creation.

I am proud that, for my fiscally conservative voting record, I was named a "Taxpayer Hero" by the South Carolina Club for Growth. With your continued support, my fight for the taxpayer and your hard-earned tax dollars will continue to be at the forefront of every vote I take.

I am proud that I was selected by Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell to represent our great state last summer at the national Legislative Leadership Conference. Meeting legislators from across the country has made two things very clear - fortunately, I can say our state is in a better position than many others; but, humbly, I admit that much more work is needed.

That is why I would like to announce that I will be seeking re-election to the State House in November.

Representing the great people of James Island and Folly Beach in Columbia has been an honor that I look forward to continuing. With the redistricting process adding Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island to the district, I look forward serving as the voice for our entire coast, promoting economic development in the Lowcountry, and fighting for the future of my child, your children and grandchildren.

Jennifer and I are so thankful that the Lord blessed us with a beautiful girl this past year. Mae Loflin has energized me even more to make South Carolina a better place to live, work and raise a family. And, when re-elected, I will continue my service in Columbia with an even greater focus on fighting for better education, safer neighborhoods, job creation and fiscal discipline.

But I cannot accomplish these goals without your help. I ask you today to please contribute to my campaign online or by check by visiting our website's contribute page.

Together, let's make South Carolina better!"