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Sheri Few running for 5th District Congressional seat

Posted: February 27, 2017 5:25 p.m.
Updated: February 28, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Sheri Few

Sheri Few, a Lugoff resident, has announced her intention to run for the Fifth Congressional District, vacated by former Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who stepped down to take a position in President Trump’s administration.

Few joins six other candidates, including two from Kershaw County, in the race for the Fifth District.

A Republican and former past member of the SC GOP Executive Committee, Few said she is running on a conservative platform and if elected, will work to end federal government overreach, fight political correctness, defend America from terrorism and continue to stand up for the Constitution and conservative values.

Few said she believes the time is right for her to run. Few, who ran unsuccessfully for S.C. State Superinntendent of Education in 2014, nonetheless finished strong in the counties that make up the Fifth Congressional District. In fact, she won the counties of that district -- including York and Kershaw -- by more than 3,000 votes, she said. 

She also said she believes many people are tired of the same old platitudes and are ready for real change -- and will get out and make their votes count. They proved it with the election of President Trump; now the president needs a Congress that will help him see a conservative vision implemented, she said.

She also noted her supporters are people who are actively engaged and are willing to get out and exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

“My supporters are the type of people who will, in fact, get out and vote in a special election,” she said.

Few, an education activist who founded the non-profit education reform group South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, says she got involved because she, like many other public school parents, was deeply concerned about the increasing role of the federal government in education and the added emphasis in testing and data collection, among other issues.

 “We have grown – we now have 30 state chapters,” she said. “And what we have found is we all have similar experiences -- we decided that the problem is at the federal level. Local control is actually a bi-partisan issue.”

But whether the issue is education, banking, or environmental regulation, her stance is the same -- she wants to fight federal mandates that she believes stifle and infringe upon individual freedom. 

Few said she also is a foe of political correctness -- especially those elements that seek to erode Judeo-Christian values and push anti-family agendas. To that end, she wants to work to defund and dismantle organizations and programs that are anti-family. She also says she wants to fight those who seek to destroy history by removing Confederate monuments.

Few is also an advocate of a strong national defense and wants to ensure the nation is safe from terrorism.

 If elected she will support the president’s efforts to curb illegal immigration, rebuild the military and stand up to radical Islamic terrorism, she said.

“I believe our nation’s security is the primary responsibility of the federal government,” she said.  “Allowing a flood of unvetted people into the country is not only a security threat, it’s a drain on taxpayers. I think President Trump’s position is the right one.”

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