Wednesday, January 25, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scott Talley Makes Statement on Senate Leadership Vote “Today, the South Carolina Senate had the opportunity to show the people of our State that we are willing to take steps to reform state government and begin to restore accountability to our actions in Columbia. While I certainly respect Senator Leatherman for his years of dedicated service to our State, in order for people to trust the work we do in the Senate, we cannot concentrate so much power in one legislative leader. I am hopeful in the years to come we can take steps to change our Senate rules to reflect the reform and accountability measures the citizens of South Carolina have demanded […]
Kelly and I, our family, and our team, cannot thank you all enough for your support throughout this campaign. Those of you who were out there with me knocking on doors, who made phone calls and contributions, who got out and voted – your efforts paid off and positive change is going to happen because of it. My work starts now, and we must come together as a community to address our most pressing issues. This election was about the voters in the 12th Senate District and our future. I welcome and encourage your ideas, I want to hear your concerns, and I ask for your prayers. Thank you, and I look forward to representing you in the State Senate. […]
When I was elected South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, I committed to work each day to promote the growth and success of our agriculture industry. Because of hard work, we’ve seen incredible success, and that progress has helped make agriculture South Carolina’s leading industry. While we constantly have room to grow, it is extremely important we have elected leaders who understand farmers’ needs and who are willing to find solutions. Scott Talley is a leader who will help encourage the growth of agriculture-related business.
The Good Government Committee today released the following statement endorsing Senate District 12 candidate Scott Talley in the June 28 primary runoff against Sen. Lee Bright: “The Good Government Committee is committed to moving South Carolina forward, creating jobs, and ensuring limited government so our businesses can grow and create jobs. Last night, we saw a vast majority of incumbent Lee Bright’s district reject the direction that he is taking the district and our state. We firmly believe that it is time for a new direction in SD12 and Scott Talley is the candidate who will represent Greenville’s and Spartanburg’s best interests and make our state proud. The people of SD12 have had a do-nothing Senator for 8 years too […]
The Conservation Voters of South Carolina have endorsed Scott Talley’s campaign for SC Senate District 12. “Talley is a native South Carolinian running for State Senate District 12 in Spartanburg and Greenville Counties against Senator Lee Bright. Talley supports common-sense efforts to protect the natural resources of South Carolina. As a former State Representative, he has a proven track record of effectively leading on issues important to everyday South Carolinians. In comparison, Talley’s opponent, Senator Lee Bright, scored a 0% on CVSC’s 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard, and was the lowest scoring Senator on the CVSC’s 2013-2014 Scorecard. Bright is a fringe voice and obstructionist in the Senate on matters important to every South Carolinian.”
South Carolinians deserve accountability and transparency in government. However, District 12’s Senator Lee Bright fought common sense reform by filibustering an ethics bill and voting against it. Governor Nikki Haley even criticized Bright for voting to allow politicians to investigate themselves as a “slap in the face to every citizen.” Bright also objected to requiring anonymous political groups to reveal the names of donors and was the only legislator to oppose putting an end to a practice that protected career politicians from primary challenges. How is it that we have a Senator fighting for less transparency and accountability in politics? We must make a change. Sign the petition and demand the Senate pass ethics reform now!