Matt Moore Announced as SCGOP Executive Director

CONTACT: Matt Moore
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Columbia, SC - SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly today announced Matt Moore as SCGOP
Executive Director.  Moore previously served as SCGOP Transition Director.

"Job number one for our South Carolina Republican Party is to build on our
historic victories while upholding our conservative principles.  Matt has an
outstanding record of doing just that," said Connelly.  "He is well respected by
Republicans across our state and has worked closely with many of our activists
and elected officials.  I am extremely confident in Matt's ability to guide the
SCGOP team as we work to take back the White House in 2012."
"I look forward to serving Chairman Connelly, the SCGOP Executive Committee, and
our Republican leaders as we ensure that our South Carolina Republican Party
continues to prosper," said Moore.  "The next two years offer an incredible
opportunity to spread our message of transformational, conservative reforms like
attacking the deficit, cutting spending, and limiting federal intrusions."

Moore, 29, is a former Deputy Political Director at the national Republican
Governors Association (RGA) and Deputy Director at the Georgia Republican Party. 
He has served as an aide to two Republican governors and has advised three
winning gubernatorial campaigns on technology and grassroots mobilization.
Moore's private sector experience includes systems engineering projects at The
Home Depot, Nortel Networks, and ALCOA.

Prior to serving as SCGOP Transition Director, Moore served as Executive
Director of the South Carolina Club for Growth, a group of citizens dedicated to
the Ronald Reagan doctrine of lower taxes, smaller government and strong free

Moore earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (with honors) and a
Minor in Law from Georgia Tech and will soon complete his Master of Arts in
Economics at the University of South Carolina. He is a member of Shandon Baptist
Church in Columbia.

Connelly said additional staffing decisions would be announced later this week.


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Congressman Tim Scott featured in New York Times Article

Congressman Tim Scott is featured in a New York Times article titled “Close-Knit, New to the House, and Resistant to Blending In” published on April 10, 2011.

Please see below for an excerpt:

“The new lawmakers — Mr. Gowdy and Representatives Jeff Duncan, Mick Mulvaney and Tim Scott — are making their own mark, both within their freshman caucus, where they are well liked and respected (Mr. Scott is on the freshman leadership team), and among House leaders.

Their vote Friday against a short-term spending agreement, after a bruising battle that put the federal government an eyelash away from shuttering, is a bracing reminder for Mr. Boehner of the challenges he will continue to face as he tries to lasso his caucus —particularly its most conservative backbenchers, who are spoiling for the fight with Democrats.”

Click here to read the full article.

Congressman Scott is holding "Monthly Constituent Outreach" sessions.  The first session will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Waccamaw Neck Regional Council of Governments office located at 1230 Highmarket Street in Georgetown.  A congressional staffer will be available from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.  If you have concerns or questions, come and express them to Congressman Scott's representative.

Congressman Tim Scott's Monthly Constituent Outreach Sessions

Congressman Tim Scott will have a "Monthly Constituent Outreach" session.  The first session will be held at the Waccamaw Neck Regional Council of Governments office located at 1230 Highmarket Street in Georgetown on Wednesday, April 13th.  A congressional staffer will be available from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

If you have concerns or questions, come and express them to Congressman Scott's representative.

Georgetown County GOP convention elects Jerow as chairman

Georgetown County Republicans unanimously elected Jim Jerow as party chairman at their convention today.

A Pawleys Island resident, Jerow is the past president of the Waccamaw Neck Republican Club and was chairman of the successful SCGOP Victory 2010 effort in Georgetown County last fall.

He replaces Tom Swatzel, who honored a two-term pledge limit by not seeking reelection.

Glen O'Connell was elected as state executive committeeman, replacing Jill Kelso, who was recently hired as state Rep. Thad Viers' district chief of staff.

O'Connell is a former member of the Georgetown County Council, a past Georgetown County GOP chairman, and a former S.C. Republican Party Treasurer.

Reelected by the convention were Vice-Chairman R.L. Port, Secretary Ruthann Howard, and Treasurer Howard Ward.

The convention also elected twelve delegates to the state party convention on May 7th.

Lambert makes hole-in-one

Roland Lambert, Georgetown County GOP Executive Committeeman and President of the Lower Georgetown County Republican Club, made a hole-in-one on Sunday, April 3rd while playing a round of golf at the Cherry Hill Golf Course.

Congratulations to Roland!