Greenville, South Carolina 29615, United States
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Apr 09, 2012 08:01pm
Caucasian - Conservative - Married -
|Info||Phyllis Henderson, a local community leader and lifelong Republican announced September 21 she would seek the Republican nomination for House District 21, the seat which became vacant by the unexpected death of Rep. Bill Wylie. |
Henderson is to face one challenger in a runoff primary election on October 26, with a special election to be held on December 14.
Henderson is running because now is the time to fight increased government spending and make government more accountable and transparent. As Governor, Greenville's own Carroll Campbell said ‘Government is a system that answers to nobody, listens to nobody and serves nobody other than its own special interests. We can longer afford this type of government!' Ms. Henderson believes Carroll Campbell was right then, and his words still ring true today.
Henderson's platform is simple: She'll work to bring common sense accountability and efficiency to government. she'll work to streamline the over 165 state boards and agencies. And she'll work for comprehensive tax reform with a Constitutional cap on the amount politicians can increase spending each year. She has a Master's Degree in Public Management from Indiana University and began her career in Greenville as a Management Analyst for the City of Greenville.
Henderson says she is frustrated with business as usual and will be running a grassroots, door-to-door campaign. Henderson is the mother of three children, one who is a freshman at University of Georgia and two who attend Eastside High school. In 1998, she ran Jim DeMint's first successful campaign for Congress. Henderson is President of the PTA at Eastside High School, served one-term on Greenville County Council and most recently was a Field Operation Supervisor with the U.S. Census Bureau.
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