Welcome to the new site!

“Always accessible” is the theme I had in mind when I chose to launch a new website September 5, 2007!

For the past three years, I’ve constantly kept my constituents informed via monthly COMMUNITY UPDATE emails, annual surveys, important mailings (tax free holidays, elections, referendums, etc), civic organization talks, as well as Open Office Hours and Constituent Service Nights. Now, I want to take it even further into the “21st century” with regular blog entries, videos, and updates on what’s going on inside the State House as well as in our community.

Please visit often – especially during the January through June session – to read my “live from the floor” blog posts of what’s going on with your tax dollars and what bills are being debated that will impact the lives of all South Carolinians.

To start things off, I’m sharing a picture of my family from yesterday’s Chapin Labor Day Parade. Nothing’s more Americana than spending the day at a parade/festival with thousands of community neighbors,friends, and your family! Pictured with me and my wife, Karen, are the kids: Sarah (10), Emma (2), J.C. (3), and Annie, the family dog (6).

If you have a question/concern/advice or you would like me to speak with your neighborhood association, church, school, or civic group, please email me through the site or directly at BallentineN@scstatehouse.net.

It’s an honor and privilege for me to represent you in Columbia!

Jeremiah 29:11