Katrina Shealy Announces Plans to Run for Re-Election
Only Female Member of State Senate to Seek Second Term
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
COLUMBIA, SC — State Senator Katrina Shealy (R – Lexington), the only female member of the South Carolina State Senate, announced this morning that she will seek re-election in 2016. Shealy’s statement, posted on her social media sites and website, reads as follows:
“It has been a true honor serving in the State Senate. From saving taxpayers’ hard-earned money to protecting our state’s most vulnerable and assisting our veterans and elderly — I have worked hard to make our state a better place to live, work and raise our families.
I am proud to have helped usher in real reforms that made our state more business-friendly, our government more accountable and our elections more secure. I am proud to have worked hard in passing balanced budgets that cut wasteful spending, devoted more to our classrooms, and increased job-recruitment efforts. And, I am proud to have assisted my colleagues in toughening the penalties of criminals who commit domestic violence against our neighbors.
While I am proud of these accomplishments, I know that more work is needed to make our state and people truly prosper. That is why I am announcing today that I will seek re-election to the State Senate in 2016.
With the continued support of my constituents, I will continue my efforts to eliminate the state income tax, improve our state’s educational system, and fight child abuse and neglect.”
Shealy was elected in 2012 to represent District 23 in the State Senate. An insurance executive, Shealy is married to small businessman Jimmy Shealy. Together, they live in the Red Bank area of Lexington.
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