UNION — A candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination will address Monday’s meeting of the Union County Democratic Party.
Robby Carr Wells is campaigning for the Democratic nomination on a platform called “Eaglenomics,” which he says brings together the best of the political Left and the political Right.
“It takes two wings for an Eagle to soar,” Wells said. “Eaglenomics takes the absolute best from the Left Wing and Right Wing. We will find common ground and pull both wings together so this eagle can soar all the way to Washington, DC in 2016.”
Outlined in the platform, the goals of Eaglenomics are to:
• Create prosperity and full employment for all.
• Develop sustainable energy independence.
• Reverse international trade from deficit to surplus.
• Restore and advance US manufacturing in all sectors.
• Revamp and bring coherency to the US tax code.
• Fix national healthcare.
• Restore Social Security to financial health.
• Enable financially sound local and state government.
• Reform both Wall Street and the financial sector.
• Redesign the banking system and make it stable.
• Structure educational support for all Americans.
• Eradicate the revenue deficit and the national debt.
• Strengthen US security.
Wells, who will address the Union County Democratic Party at 6 p.m. Monday at the Union Housing Authority, 201 Porter St., lived in South Carolina for 25 years. His campaign website states that he has been a public servant for more than 20 years, working as a teacher, football coach and member of the Army National Guard. Adopted at birth, Wells grew up the southeast as the son of a Baptist minister. The website further states that Wells “learned the value of hard work at a very young age when he delivered newspapers as a ten-year-old.
After coaching 10 seasons of college football, the website states Wells “became the first white head football coach at Savannah State University, a historically black college (HBCU), on December 22, 2007. In his first season as head coach, Savannah State saw as many wins in that season as the previous five seasons combined. He is the most successful coach at Savannah State in the past decade.”
During his time at Savannah State University, Wells was the host of the “Robby Wells Coach’s Showm” which aired on the regional NBC Affiliate in Southeast Georgia. The website states that, throughout his coaching career, Wells “has seen great success, and he attributes that to helping other people believe and achieve to their full potential.”
Wells has also “been recognized as one of the top young motivational speakers in America. He has been the keynote speaker for national conventions, school assemblies, and civic organizations around the country.”
In 2006, Wells joined the Army National Guard during the middle of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He joined the Guard “at the pinnacle of his coaching career at the age of 38. He had always advised his players that serving your country was the most honorable endeavor that a person could achieve, and he believed that he needed to lead by example.”
Earlier in his career, Wells served as an assistant coach at Benedict College, South Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina. While working at USC, Wells “had the honor of working for the living legend, Lou Holtz. It was Lou Holtz that inspired Robby Wells to always strive for excellence, and treat other people the way you would like to be treated.”
The website states that Wells” can think and make good decisions under pressure. While Mr. Wells was an assistant coach at USC, he saved a lady’s life by performing CPR at a swimming area on Lake Marion during the summer of 1998.”
In 2000, Wells earned his master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in adult education. In 1990, he also earned his bachelor’s degree from Furman University in Health and Exercise Science. During his time at Furman University, Wells was a member of the football team that won the 1988 I-AA National Championship.
Wells resides in Charlotte, NC where he attends Elevation Church, described by his campaign website as “one of the fastest growing churches in the nation.” He also has a small marketing business based in Charlotte that employs college students from the local schools.
For more information about Wells, his Eaglenomics proposals, and his campaign, go to www.robbywells16.com