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SC Governor's Race Goes Through GSSM

November 5, 2018

On the run-up to the midterm elections, Govies had a front-row seat in the state’s Gubernatorial contest.

On November 17, Ms. Pam Evette, republican candidate for South Carolina Lt. Governor, visited campus. This is the first time in state history that the lieutenant governor and governor candidates have run as a team on a combined ticket. As has become GSSM’s custom for visiting politicians, Evette first met with a small group of students to have a candid conversation about issues important to them. The candidate then addressed the entire student body, outlining her background and the reasons she joined Governor McMaster’s election bid. Students responded with questions ranging gun control to funding for education.

Democratic governor candidate and South Carolina Representative James Smith arrived on campus on November 22. Following his meeting with student representatives in the board room, he and his wife Kirkland addressed the student body, describing his call to service and the issues he thought were important in this election.

GSSM thanks both candidates for the time they spent with our community and wishes both candidates well on November 5th.

Pictured above: Rep. James Smith and Ms. Pamela Evette

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