The Daily Journal: Rep. Sandifer Seeks Re-election in District 2

By Amanda Rylander

SENECA – Since 1994, Bill Sandifer has held the House District 2 seat. and he’s got his eye on another term.

The main reason he said, is the fact that he’s been actively progressing toward a leadership role at the Statehouse, and his experience can only be more advantageous in future terms.

‘As I continue to move up the house leadership ladder and take on greatrer responsibilities,’ he said, ‘I’m in a better position to be an even stronger advocate for our district.’

Sandifer, who’s earned the duty of Chief Majority Whip, serves as a ranking member of the House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee and he chairs the Public Utilities Subcommittee. He was also elected by his colleagues to serve on the House Ethics Committee.

Sandifer said for the the upcoming year, he’s looking forward to working with the budget in ways that will least impact the state’s three major strategic services – healthcare, education, and law enforcement.

Sandifer also said he hopes to move forward with a 2001 bill introduced to help small business owners protect themselves from taxation.

Sandifer has received numerous awards throughout his political career including the 2000 National Republican Legislator of the Year by the National RepublicanLegislators’ Association. He was also awarded the 2000 Legislator of the Year by the S. C. Funeral Directors’ Association.

He also received the 1998 Hammer and Trowel Award by th S. C. Home Builders’ Association – the association’s highest honor.

Sandifer and his wife Sandy reside in Seneca, where they are members of St. Mark United Methodist Church.

So far, Sandifer is the only candidate to file for the House District 2 position, as he filed at precisely 12 p.m. Saturday. The deadline to file isn’t until 12 p.m. Saturday, APril 20, but neither Republicans nor Democrats expect additional filings.