Goldfinch running for re-election
Published Thursday, October 24, 2013
Anita Crone/For The Times:Georgetown County Councilman Jerry Oakley, right, introduces State Rep. Stephen Goldfinch on Friday as Goldfinch kicked off his re-election campaign for the 108th District at Inlet Affairs, where about 50 supporters gathered. While Goldfinch, 31, alluded to problems in Washington, D.C., saying “It's not the way it's supposed to be,” he said.
State Rep. Stephen L. Goldfinch has officially kicked off his re-election campaign.
“There are a lot of issues facing the Waccamaw Neck and the district,” said Goldfinch last week. “I want people to know that we're out there, we aren't going away and we're working to address those issues.”
He cited particularly the Restaurant Carry bill, which would limit the rights of individuals to carry concealed weapons into bar/restaurants such as Applebee's, Drunken Jack's and the Dead Dog Saloon; and golf carts on the roadways.
Goldfinch, who calls himself a fiscal conservative and puts the word “conservative” before the Republican in his campaign announcement, said it's important to differentiate between the “typical nation-building Republican on the federal level and my form of conservatism.”
“I want to keep taxes as low as possible and I worked to do that,” he said.
He added that as of now, he doesn't expect a challenge from his own party, but would not be surprised to see a Democrat enter the race.