Letters to the Editor

Don’t have to be an incumbent in order to win

Every two years, voters can impose term limits on any candidate with their votes, although the S.C. House speaker already in place appoints the members to committees of his choice. Incumbents also have the obvious advantage of established relationships with in-place House members.

But Larry Richardson, candidate for S.C. House District 68 and Rod Smith, candidate for S.C. House District 106 will effectively stand solidly by conservative values despite not being incumbents. You can especially bet that outspoken Larry Richardson will shake things up if elected. He is already taking the unusual step of refusing to accept any campaign contributions, and so is not beholden to a bevy of campaign donors, but only to his own principles and the values of the voters who elect him.

The writer lives in Surfside Beach.