As a service to voters, CVSC asked the two Lieutenant Governor candidates--Henry McMaster and Bakari Sellers--to respond to a questionnaire about conservation issues facing our state. The candidates' answers are provided in full. Please note that CVSC has not endorsed a candidate in this race.
Election season is in full swing and we’re hitting the phones to help CVSC-endorsed candidates. Tomorrow night in Columbia we’ll have a volunteer session at 915 Lady Street from 5-8 p.m. to support House…
Folks, we work hard to show that in South Carolina, conservation is conservative. We are lucky to have both Republican and Democratic champions at the State House. We have a reputation for being fair in the way we handle our Scorecard (to be released in August) and in the way we recognize bi-partisan leadership at the Green Tie Luncheon (Sept 17th).
Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) has announced the endorsement for re-election of Hugh Weathers for Commissioner of Agriculture. CVSC also announced the endorsements of three additional House candidates for election and re-election to the state legislature. The candidates come from both major parties and represent a cross-section of South Carolinians.
Today the Board of Directors of Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) announced the endorsement of Senator Vincent Sheheen for Governor of South Carolina.
Jay James, CVSC's Chairman of the Board said, "You do not have to speak to Vincent for very long to know that his commitment and passion for conservation is from the heart. I am certain he will make our natural resources a priority as governor."
"We have an obligation to all South Carolinians to inform them of candidates' records during election season. That responsibility is especially critical when it comes to the gubernatorial race, our most important statewide office," said Ann Timberlake, CVSC's Executive Director. "In the governor's race, the choice could not be clearer—for Senator Sheheen conservation is an important part of his public life and his record reflects that. On the other hand, Governor Nikki Haley has barely given conservation a minute of her attention while in office."