Need your feedback and advice

** For those constituents that post feedback and advice below before Thursday, September 5th at 3pm, you will be entered in a drawing to win 4 FREE lower deck tickets to this weekend’s Gamecocks v. Charleston Southern game. We have a family obligation and won’t be able to attend. I thought this might be a good way to let others in our community who may not get to go to games to have a chance. Just let me know what’s on your mind below and after 3pm Thursday, I’ll randomly draw a winner and contact you! **

It’s September, and while the SC General Assembly isn’t in session, each of us continues to work at our “part-time job”. I could argue it’s actually an “all-the-time job” but I love what I do, so I’m not complaining.

Good representatives stay in touch with their constituents year-round (not just at election time) and it’s often the feedback during these times that help us craft legislation to improve our state. Whether it be education, healthcare, energy, law enforcement, or other areas important to our quality of life; there are many of you out there with the experience and expertise to provide solutions to real problems we face every day.

Consider this a challenge to reach out to me (or your House Rep / Senator ) and share your idea and solution. While I won’t be able to lead on every issue, I can share with colleagues and hopefully you may one day see your idea become a solution that helps others!

You can email me at NathanBallentine@schouse.gov or contact me here! Please provide a phone number that I can use or give to staff to follow up in the coming weeks.

Thank you in advance.

Comments

  1. Steven Newton says

    Good day,

    First off, I’d like to say thank you for having this forum for those of us in your district to contact you. It is refreshing to not have to go through the state’s relatively burdensome website.
    By now I’m sure that you are aware of Richland County Council’s (Famously Corrupt tm.) exploration of banning AR-15s, led by the incomparable Jim Manning. In my correspondence with Manning he has been reluctant to divulge what he has done personally (as a councilman) to tackle actual crime related issues within the county and has not been very vocal about those ills either. I’ve also concluded he has very little knowledge of firearms and is only following others’ leads based upon the fact that he has not spoken about more powerful and cheaper firearms that are available with similar rates of fire.
    Seemingly, state law is clear as to what restrictions lesser governing bodies may impose on citizen’s rights to protect themselves and their families. In your position, I would ask you to please explore ways to give our protections more teeth from overzealous, burdensome, and frankly ignorant whims of said lesser governing bodies. I would also add that to me personally, it is quite tawdry to ‘explore” such action so wantonly at the expense of taxpayer monies, for mere political parlor tricks.

    Thank you for your time,

    Steven Newton