20 Mar North Myrtle Beach Times | Duckworth Files to Run for District 104 House Seat
On March 17, Greg Duckworth filed and announced he will run for the Republican nomination in SC House District 104. As a three-term North Myrtle Beach City Councilman, small business owner and longtime resident, Duckworth has a keen knowledge of the area and its needs and will offer a disciplined, big tent approach to representing the district he calls home.
In a written statement, Duckworth said:
“I’m running for the State House because we need representation in Columbia – someone who will actually show up and work with others. We need someone who is in touch with our community. We need leadership.
“As a common sense conservative and small business owner, I understand that the primary focus of government should be to create an environment that nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit as well as long term, higher paying jobs. Limited, practical government is the best way to do that. Together, we can find feasible and creative solutions to the problems facing our district and all of South Carolina.
“Having spent 22-plus years living and working in our community, I believe it is time to bring new ideas to the table for our area and a fresh perspective in Columbia. We are in desperate need of someone who is a proven consensus builder with a macro-economic outlook who can communicate and work well with others so that real improvements can be made to our quality of life here at home. Now is the time for voters to step up and make a choice to utilize my passion for, and knowledge of, this area to bring creative and lasting solutions to the problems facing the people of the North Strand. I want to continue working for our residents to make this an even better place to live – it is time for a new outlook; it is time for a new leader in our State House.”
Duckworth is the founder and owner of Environmental Concepts, LLC, a professional landscape architectural firm, is a founding member of the North Strand Coastal Wind Team and a Scout Leader for Boy Scout Troop 888. He and his wife, Crissy, have two sons, Brandon, 20, and Trevor 18, and they are members of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
To view the original article on the North Myrtle Beach Times Site where it was originally published March 20, 2014, click here!