I am Tom Hawk and I am running for SC House District #43.
I am a married retired middle school teacher with children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild. I served in the United States Air Force for 8 years, 1972-1980. I live in one of the poorer districts, where median income is just $1000 above US poverty level, in South Carolina, a state that ranks in the bottom 10% of education and healthcare, but, in the top ten when it comes to domestic abuse. The district I would represent has been losing population due to the neglect that state government has shown. I want to go the Columbia to change that.
I feel that the Government should be the equalizer for all of its citizens and should help level the playing field for regular working families, so all can enjoy “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
My governing philosophy is based on what John Adams said when they were writing the Massachusetts state constitution:
“Government is instituted for the common good: For the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people, and not for profit, honor or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men”.
I want our state government to be for the common good.