Press Release - Governor Mitt Romney Announces Additions to South Carolina Campaign Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Boston, MA – Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Rick Adkins, Kathy Bigham and Paul Thurmond have joined his South Carolina campaign as Statewide Grassroots Co-Chairs. Together, they will help to further develop and build Governor Romney's grassroots operation in the Palmetto State.
"I am very pleased to welcome these talented Republican leaders to my South Carolina campaign effort," said Governor Romney. "With primary day fast approaching, their dedication and hard work will help me to communicate my optimistic vision for America's future to every corner of the state."
Governor Romney also released an expanded list of his South Carolina County Chairs (complete list below).
Background On Governor Romney's South Carolina Statewide Grassroots Co-Chairs:
Rick Adkins Is Chairman Of The Anderson County Republican Party. A real estate professional, Adkins is a veteran of South Carolina politics. He served as the 2002 County Chairman for Peeler for Governor, as the County Chairman for Bush-Cheney 2004 and as a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention. He chairs the Anderson County Republican Party as well as the Anderson Interfaith Ministries. He is also a member of the State Board of Education. A graduate of Clemson University, he and his wife, Teresa, have three children.
Kathy Bigham Is A Businesswoman And Trustee Of Winthrop University In Rock Hill. A graduate of Winthrop University, Bigham is president of Thursdays Too restaurant in Rock Hill. A member of the Clinton Junior College Advisory Board, she has served on the Winthrop Eagle Club's Board of Directors, the Wachovia Bank Advisory Board and Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors. She has served as an executive committee member for the Carolinas Billy Graham Crusade, as co-chair for the Changing South Carolina to fight video poker, and as a member of the Bush for President South Carolina Steering Committee. She and her husband, Larry, have two children and three grandchildren.
Paul Thurmond Is An Attorney Who Serves On The Charleston County Council. A member of the County Council since 2007, Thurmond brings a fiscally conservative viewpoint to issues such as criminal justice, infrastructure improvement and planning for growth. A former Assistant Solicitor with the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office, he is a partner and shareholder at Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School, he and his wife, Katie, have one son.
New South Carolina County Chairs Named Today:
- Larry Courtney, Chesterfield County
- Betty Cox, Florence County
- Orey Middleton, Hampton County
- Kathy Stedman, Marion County
Complete List Of Governor Romney's South Carolina County Chairs (Updated):
Senator Bill Mescher
Councilman Henry Fishburne
Dr. Sam Swad
Dr. Robert Barnes
Councilman Joe Dill
Representative Alan Clemmons
Dr. Scott Andersen
Representative Nikki Haley
Representative Chip Huggins
Representative Ted Pitts
Senator Ronnie Cromer
Senator Larry Martin
Representative Nathan Ballentine
Mitt Romney, Press Release - Governor Mitt Romney Announces Additions to South Carolina Campaign Team Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/296332