The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and several other business-related organizations have endorsed Bill Sandifer in Tuesday’s primary election. Sandifer is running for the S.C. House seat in District 2.

The South Carolina Chamber is the state’s largest broad-based business organization. According to the organization’s President Otis Rawl, it endorses pro-business candidates who have demonstrated support for business priorities and a commitment to advancing a legislative agenda that promotes competitiveness in South Carolina.

“We thank Bill for his commitment to representing the people of South Carolina who each need good jobs, a competitive state economy and a pro-prosperity working environment to ultimately raise our citizens’ income,” Rawl said in a letter to Sandifer.

In addition to being endorsed by the S.C. Chamber, several other business and industry groups also have put their support behind Sandifer. These groups include: the S.C. Medical Association, the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance, the S.C. Realtors Association, the S.C. Funeral Directors Association, the S.C. Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, the S.C. Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the S.C. Trucking Association, the S.C. Healthcare Association, and the S.C. Tourism Association.

“It is an honor to have the backing of so many business leaders all across our state,” Sandifer said. “I believe that by making South Carolina a great place to do business, we can help companies in South Carolina prosper and create the jobs our people need. I am so proud to be recognized for my efforts to improve South Carolina’s business climate and to receive a vote of confidence from these business organizations.”

In the S.C. House, Sandifer has supported pro-business legislation to reinvent the state’s Employment Security Commission, help small businesses by cutting taxes, and encourage electric utilities to build new generation capacity. Sandifer has chaired the House Labor, Commerce, and Industry (LCI) Committee since 2008. As one of six standing committees in the House, the LCI Committee addresses business-related legislation.