Rep. Nathan Ballentine (R-Chapin) has served in the House since 2005 and has been a consistent conservation champion. He’s been a tireless advocate for reauthorization and funding of the Conservation Bank and because he knows the benefits to both our economy and quality of life. In 2018, those efforts resulted in permanent reauthorization of the Conservation Bank.

His work in 2018 on clean energy and energy reform was nothing short of outstanding. Serving as the Co-Chair of the SC Energy Caucus, he cosponsored solar jobs legislation, spoke on the House floor in passionate support of solar, has been a key voice in efforts to repeal the Base Load Review Act (that led to the VC Summer debacle), and has worked tirelessly to reform our broken energy system to put more power in the hands of citizens and ratepayers rather than utility monopolies. CVSC proudly endorses Rep. Ballentine and is working hard to see him return to the Statehouse in Columbia.