Representative Smith Earns Endorsement from The SCEA

Leading education group announces endorsement of Smith in Primary

COLUMBIA, SC - Today, the South Carolina Education Association announced their endorsement of Representative James Smith for Governor.

“While The SCEA and the students we serve have been supported by a few committed advocates in our state legislature, no legislator has been more committed than James Smith. He has been a friend, defender, and counselor to South Carolina's educators and students. His record gives us every reason to call him the best choice to be our next governor. We're confident he will uphold the legacy of Governor Dick Riley in strengthening our public schools and the communities they serve,” said Bernadette R. Hampton, President of The SCEA.

“I am honored to be endorsed by The SCEA,” commented Smith. “Our public schools are the foundation of the American Dream - the promise that no matter who you are or what your circumstances, you can achieve anything. Teachers make that promise a reality. I am committed to pursuing bold reforms and will fight to restore funding for public education so that we can pay our teachers what they deserve, provide for safe school buses and schools, and give teachers the support and resources they need to bring modernization and innovation to South Carolina classrooms, urban and rural.”

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