There are many reasons why I am running, but the first reason is to help veterans. I believe veterans need a voice in Columbia they haven’t had for a while. They fought for my freedom, so the least I can do is fight for them.
I want to see veterans get housing that is totally wheelchair accessible because when veterans come home they can’t go back to the houses they once lived in because they might be in a wheelchair. I would like to see veterans be able to get a 2 percent, fixed rate, 30-year mortgage for a home.
I have cerebral palsy and back in 1995 I wanted to start a business and wanted to get government help to do so. I worked up a business plan and I went to the federal government but was told I had to go to the state government. I went to the state government and was told I had to go the federal government. So I provided the State Senate with legislation called the Disability Trust Fund to try and help veterans and people who are challenged to get the help they need to start a business. The bill is in the Medical Affairs Committee and it has been held up in committee for four years.
If elected to the State Senate I would seek to repeal the state income tax and the $25 road fee. I would support a flat sales tax between 9 and 10 cents per dollar. I’m absolutely opposed to raising the gas tax. If we do the flat sales tax it will pay for our roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.
I have never served in public office, but I believe the people are ready for a new voice in Columbia.
Kenny Price is running for the Republican nomination for SC Senate District 14 in Tuesday’s primary.