Dorchester County, S.C. - Today State House 114 Representative Lin Bennett drew an opponent for the upcoming June 14th Republican Primary Election. Gary Brewer filed today to run against Bennett, the winner of the June 14th Primary will take on Democrat Michelle Brandt in November.
The State House District encompasses parts of both Charleston and Dorchester Counties.
When Summerville News reached out to Brewer for comment today he replied:
"I am just looking forward for the opportunity to represent my neighbors in the area I grew up in. I look forward to meeting those I don't know and hearing their concerns as well as reconnecting with friends and learning any concerns they may have. I am blessed to have heard from so many already as well. I want to continue to help find ways to help ease our overwhelming infrastructure issues and work to find real tax reform for our people and businesses so we can continue to grow and prosper in District 114 and South Carolina!"
Brewer serves as VP of South Atlantic Area Construction Services HDR, Inc. and has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Citadel.
Lin Bennett is the former Chairwoman of the Charleston GOP and has served in the State House since 2016. She serves as the 1st Vice Chairwoman of the Education and Public Works Committee in the State House. This current session she has sponsored legislation to tackle human trafficking, bring back recall elections in SC, remove ideological instruction from the classroom among others.
Bennett also was rated an A rated legislator and policy champion by American's for Prosperity for her leadership and voting record on Conservative issues last session.
Above Lin Bennett filling for reelection on March 17th.
When Summerville News reached out to Bennett for comment about the news of her new opponent filling she responded:
"My opponent clearly puts his political aspirations over our Lowcountry's conservative values. With one of the most conservative voting records in the State house, I have a proven record of lowering taxes, supporting law enforcement, defending our gun rights, and enhancing our children's education. I look forward to continuing my public service for our community." said Bennett.
SummervilleNews.net will continue following this race closely as well as the other political races and news in the Summerville area.
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