About my husband...
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I asked Steve to use his space in this week’s ad to write a letter that he would never do himself. You see, my husband is modest of his accomplishments and doesn’t like to brag on his self. So, I am going to do it for him!
Many people may not know this, but Steve has distinguished himself over his 45-year career in the newspaper business as one of the most successful publishers in South Carolina. He’s done it with hard work, dedication to the truth and leadership qualities that have endeared him to his employees and our community.
Steve grew his first newspaper, the Horry Independent, into a company that has six other newspapers and a website that reaches more than 150,000 people every month in Horry County. Our papers provide factual, reliable and interesting news to Conway, Aynor, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Surfside Beach and all points between.
Because he hates to brag on himself, preferring to give the credit to his staff, you probably do not know that Steve’s newspapers have been judged best in the state on more than 10 occasions. He personally has won many, many awards for writing and design. He has been honored as a champion of open government and the FOIA.
These awards tell you a lot about my husband. He is a man of integrity who isn’t afraid to take on the powers-that-be in order to get to the truth. I believe he will take that same passion for open government to Columbia when he is elected to the S.C. House of Representatives from District 105.
Steve has distinguished himself as a private citizen, too. He is a past president of the S.C. Press Association. He has been recognized as the Conway Chamber of Commerce “Man of the Year,” the Horry County Post 111 Distinguished Citizen, the Coastal Carolina University Entrepreneur of the Year, and even Loris Bog Off Champion (he laughs about taking my fine china to the competition).
Thank you for letting me brag on my hubbie. I will miss him on those days when I cannot be with him in Columbia, but I will be consoled by the fact that he is working hard for the people he serves…just like he has done for his readers all of these years.
I ask that you vote for my husband June 9 for the S.C. House District 105.