The Greenville attorney has already produced evidence that Nanney has missed more votes in Columbia than any other member of the Greenville delegation, with 961 missed votes in the past three sessions. One of those missed votes occurred February 12, 2015 on the pain capable abortion bill which Nanney sponsored.
“I am pro-life, and I applaud Wendy for being a pro-life advocate,” Elliott said. “But what kind of leader just vanishes when her bill is being read in the House for the first time? To me, it shows a lack of commitment to her own bill, which she apparently didn’t think would pass; however, she has been forced to appear like she was doing her job after I announced I was running for her seat.”
Elliott also questioned Nanney’s commitment to children and families by pointing out the numerous bills for which she voted NO in the past year, including stricter registration of sex offenders (H3133), protecting children from internet crimes (H473), and requiring more notice of abuse cases against children (H4492).
“How can Wendy Nanney claim to be pro-family when she routinely looks the other way on crimes against children?” he asked. “She is a one-issue politician.”
Elliott also called out Nanney’s failing record with numerous conservative groups, including the Club for Growth of South Carolina, the Palmetto Liberty Action Committee, the Greenville Tea Party, and more. He also mentioned recent media stories in which she erroneously referred to her area of representation as District 21 instead of the accurate District 22.
“Wendy Nanney is a Columbia insider who has lost touch with the average person in her district,” Elliott said. “She is taking taxpayer dollars and wasting them.”
A Greenville native, Elliott graduated with a degree in political science from Clemson University, where he was student body president his senior year. He later earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina, and upon graduation, prosecuted criminals as an Assistant Solicitor. Further serving residents of the Upstate, he then moved on to work for then-Congressman Jim DeMint from 1999-2003 as the District Director.
In 2004, Elliott opened his own practice, Jason Elliott, Attorney at Law, LLC. During the first year, he regularly prosecuted DUI and other criminal matters for the Greenville County Solicitor’s Office. Since then, his firm has represented hundreds of clients throughout Upstate South Carolina, primarily in family law.
Also active in the community, he is a former president of the Rotary Club of Greenville, a member of the Greenville County Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee, former chair of Greenville Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee, past President for Greenville GOP Precinct Three, and past chairman of the Greenville Tech Charter High School board.
Elliott is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the June 14 Primary for District 22, which runs from the North Main section of the City of Greenville through the neighborhoods around Wade Hampton High School and Bob Jones University, through Botany Woods to Pelham Road and Haywood Mall, to the I-85/I-385 Interchange to Roper Mountain Road and over to Highway 14.
“This district is made up of a lot of distinct communities that have specific needs,” he said. “I am going to work with and for the people to get the solutions they need.”
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