ROCK HILL — A member of the SC House of Representatives has resigned his seat in the state legislature to run for the US House of Representatives Fifth District seat.
In a statement released earlier this week, State Rep. Ralph Norman formally announced his campaign to seek the Republican nomination for the US Fifth District seat left vacant by Congressman Mick Mulvaney, who was confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate to be the Director of the US Office of Management and Budget.
“My priorities will be to represent our district with honor and integrity, and to continue to uphold conservative principles,” Norman said. “I want to apply my practical experience in business to help President Trump and the conservative members of Congress fix what is broken in Washington.”
The press release states that Norman also resigned his seat in the S.C. House to devote his full effort to the campaign. It further states that he timed his resignation to ensure the special election for his State House seat will coincide with the special election for Congress. This, the press release states, will save taxpayers around $35,000.
“I’ve always been a principled conservative and I do everything I can to look out for the taxpayers and citizens of this state,” Norman said.
The press releases states that Norman’s platform will consist of the following:
• Passing a Constitutional Amendment that mandates a balanced budget.
• Term Limits for politicians.
• Growing the economy by ending government over-regulation and pass real tax reform.
• Defending religious liberty.
• Ensuring our military is unrivaled in the world so that our enemies fear us and our allies respect us.
Ralph Norman is a life-long resident of the Fifth District. After graduating from college with a business degree, Norman helped grow his father’s property and construction business to one of the foremost commercial real estate developers in South Carolina.
In the SC House, Norman has earned a reputation as the most conservative member of the South Carolina House. (Served in the House 2004-2005 and 2009-2017)
Norman and his wife Elaine have been married for 42 years. They have four married children and 15 grandchildren.
This story courtesy of the Norman for Congress Campaign.