GREENVILLE, S.C. – District 22 Republican voters again overwhelmingly picked Jason Elliott to be their representative in Columbia.
Elliott garnered 3,027 votes, which accounted of the 58 percent total tallies Tuesday night, easily beating two candidates in the GOP field. This puts Elliott on the November ballot where he faces a Democrat challenger.
“This was a big victory tonight,” Elliott said. “I have spent the past two years providing a clear and conservative voice for the people in Greenville. I look forward to the next round of the campaign and getting the opportunity to keep serving.”
Elliott was one of very few freshmen legislators who has seen State House passage of bills he sponsored in the 2017-2018 legislative session including a bill to allow Greenville Tech to award a four-year degree in Applied Manufacturing that passed the House unanimously. He was the primary sponsor of major school choice legislation and a co-sponsor of major pro-life legislation that would stop dismemberment abortion.
Elliott also joined a majority of other freshmen legislators in calling for major state Constitutional reforms that would make South Carolina government more efficient and accountable and citizens more educated and prosperous.
About Jason Elliott:
A Greenville native, Elliott graduated with a degree in political science from Clemson University where he was student body president his senior year. He then earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina.
After law school, Elliott served as an Assistant Solicitor for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, prosecuting criminals in Anderson and Oconee counties. Further serving residents of the Upstate, he worked for then-Congressman DeMint from 1999-2003 as DeMint’s 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 in Greenville County for the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor. The firm primarily represents clients in family law and criminal matters. In private practice, Elliott has represented hundreds of clients throughout Upstate South Carolina.
A proven community leader, he is currently a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Greenville County Bar Association, Rotary Club of Greenville, Greenville County Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee, the S.C. House Education and Public Works Committee, and is a past chairman of the Greenville Tech Charter High School board.
Elliott is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the June 12 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 to Botany Woods to Pelham Road to Haywood Mall to the 85-385 Interchange to Roper Mountain Road to Highway 14.
Learn more about the campaign at www.votejasonelliott.com