While campaigning last Saturday at the Blair Coalition Parade, who would have thought that my future opponent, incumbent Sen. Creighton Coleman would approach me, Dr. Morgan Bruce Reeves? Sen. Coleman inquired about my thoughts on Independent Herald staff writer Jill Cincotta’s article (“Who is Morgan Bruce Reeves,” April 24). Coleman is amongst many community leaders and citizens that have asked for my impressions on what some describe as an overt attempt to discredit my campaign to represent the counties of York, Chester and Fairfield in the Republican Senate race for District 17. My firsthand impression is what was meant for harm has only motivated me in my journey to win the Republican Primary on June 12th. My goal is not to defend the good that I have done for my child, children and youth, and, churches and educational institutions where I have affected change in their lives. My candidacy will not be derailed by insult or deceit. I am qualified to represent York, Chester and Fairfield counties proudly. My educational and business credentials substantiate that I understand governmental infrastructure, urban planning and business.
My comments to incumbent Coleman were that Cincotta’s attempt to defame my character and commitment to this community are misleading. In spite of the evidence and facts she stated, the Independent Herald did not printed the truth. This slanderous discourse grossly misrepresented of my character and was a veiled attempt to overshadow my vision for economic growth and instituting programs for the young people in our community. To spend time defending the fact that I was a player under contract in the National Football League is without merit when paper has a life of its own; the information is contained in written contracts that I have retained.
I am a proud parent and the mere mention of my son, Sherod, was inappropriate.
I must state emphatically that I reside in Winnsboro and have full legal standing to support my candidacy for the Senate race. I have provided my son with the resources to earn a baccalaureate degree and he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree. I helped him build his own house and grow crops on his land in Winnsboro. It matters not who owns that land on which I live. The laws of the State and County have provisions that delineate when taxes are to be paid and the restrictions therein.
I have donated scholarships to Wesley United Methodist Church and Saint Luke Baptist Church for children of any race, color or creed. I have also donated thousands of dollars in scholarships to Allen University, as well as money for campus improvements. I call the question of how many scholarships have my opponents given? I am the founder of two community centers. I also sold one of my Rolls Royce’s to donate the money to scholarships and charity. Does this speak to the character that was misrepresented last week?
“Who is Morgan Bruce Reeves?” Dr. Reeves is a concerned citizen of Fairfield County! I pay my taxes within the timeframe that is allocated for any citizen which is not breaking the law. I am an honorable man. If I want to live in a tree house, it is my business! What is important is that right now, people are receiving me well. The questions that people in the communities of York, Ridgeway, Blair, Chester, Rock Hill and Winnsboro are asking are: What are you going to do to bringing jobs here? We want business in our communities. We are being over taxed. We are tired of politicians that make promises but yet there are no new jobs in the community. We do not make a living wages, how can we live? What future do our children have when we do not have libraries and resources to be successful?
I am here to fight for our children and jobs to come to District 17. The jobs and services that I am prepared to bring to our communities during my first year in office are the YMCA, bowling alleys, establish sewer and water in Fairfield County, build a new hospital and to increase the student enrollment at Midlands Technical College. Our goal is to recruit at least 1,000 people to enroll at Midlands Technical College. This institution, a beacon for economic growth in our community, should offer a full curriculum for trade and technical skills. At the MAC Truck Plant, I am looking to establish a race track to hold the capacity of at least 10,000 people for small engine and horse racing. Midlands Technical College students can complete internships at the race track on small engines. I would like to establish an agricultural development program to also be held at the MAC Truck Plant; for example, the 4H Club. I would also assist Governor Haley to bring jobs to York, Chester and Fairfield counties.
I want to be an instrument to develop jobs, to improve education while inspiring our children to become the best citizens not only in District 17 but throughout South Carolina.
The children are our future and let us have the utmost respect for our families, neighbors and municipalities throughout this campaign. In closing, I am asking for your vote on June 12! Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent, register by May 12 in order to cast your ballot for me! If you would like to contact me, call 803-569-0875 or send an email to email@example.com. There is no donation too small, send your donations to 119 Cedar Court Extension, Winnsboro, S.C. 29180.