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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Rick Tate Files For Office To Challenge Neal Collins ...

Rick Tate To Challenge Establishment Incumbent


Easley resident Rick Tate filed paperwork to run for the SC House District 5 seat on Friday, March 18th.  The district includes Easley and parts of Dacusville, Liberty, and Powdersville.  For Tate the responsibility of being a House Representative includes being a delegate and trustee on behalf of the people in Pickens County.  


Mr. Tate has helped Pickens County residents stand up to establishment politicians that have ignored the interests of the taxpayers.  In 2015 Tate was elected First Vice Chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party.  


Since the 1990’s Rick Tate has worked with other citizens to engage elected officials over issues such as education.  On this he says, “Becoming a parent brought home the importance of choices we have to make about our children’s education.  I looked at options we had as parents and became an advocate of school choice.”  Underfunding of the state’s school districts has been a major issue for Tate.  


On business related issues Tate states, “I have been in a supervisory position making tough decisions about others’ employment.   Having had my own small business, to me taxes and regulation are realities, not just political buzzwords.”  


The primary date in South Carolina is Tuesday, June 14, 2016.





Media wishing to learn more can contact Rick Tate directly.

• Phone: (864) 810-7457 or (864) 230-0084
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