LIBPA Guest Speaker for August is Senator Tom Davis

Senator Davis was elected to the South Carolina Senate, representing District

46, in 2008. He is a graduate of Furman University and received his

law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. He has practiced

law in Beaufort since 1985 at Harvey & Battey, P. A. Prior to assuming

his present office he managed Governor Mark Sanford’s 2002 and 2006

gubernatorial campaigns, served in Governor Sanford’s administration as

senior policy advisor, co-chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, chief of staff

and chaired the bi-state Jasper Port Negotiating Committee. Senator Davis

presently serves on the Senate Committees on Rules, Agriculture and Natural

Resources, Banking and Insurance, Education and Judiciary. He is married

and has three daughters.

Subjects which he has been requested to include in his discussion with our members include.

– What was necessary to “give up” to attain a fiscally responsible state budget?

– What key issues must wait until next year to be addressed?

– Is there a realistic chance that South Carolina taxation laws will be improved?

– Status of attaining a more equitable system of funding our public schools.

– Will the “point of sale” reassessment law see serious reevaluation in 2011?

– Should South Carolina grant approval for “off shore” oil drilling?

The meeting will be Tuesday, July 13 at 8 AM at the Sea Island Conference Center and is open to the public.


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