We have stuck to our common sense policies of lower taxes and less regulations to help businesses expand and hire more of our neighbors. South Carolina's unemployment rate is at the lowest level since June 2001, and the number of South Carolinian's employed is at the highest level in state history! Together, we can make South Carolina an even better place to live, work, and raise our families. 


Jobs and economic development will be a focal point for me next year when we reconvene in January. We are blessed to live in an area of the state full of opportunity. With our proximity to the Port of Charleston and excellent interstate highway access, our industrial parks are key to our current and future economic well being. Through legislation and working with local leaders, I will be promoting the use of natural gas as an energy source for our industrial parks. Offering incentives to install and operate natural gas pipelines for industrial and manufacturing use has been a successful strategy used across the country. I have worked to promote what’s best for “students” over what’s best for “systems.” It is of utmost importance that educational options are available for parents and students. I was the primary sponsor of  House bill 4956, a comprehensive education bill that addresses statewide student assessments, eliminates the high school exit exam as a requirement for graduation, requires the administration of WorkKeys and a college and career readiness assessment (ACT)  in the 11th grade, and expands opportunities for school districts to use digital materials. I am pleased to report that all of these provisions were included in legislation that passed the General Assembly this year. Other education bills I have authored include: House bill 4088 - a true school choice bill that provides a process for a parent to enroll his child in a district he considers best suited for his child; House bill 4624 - a bill that allows a state income tax credit for parents or guardians who educate their children at home or at an independent school; and House bill 5196 - the “South Carolina Choice Scholarship Act” that provides choice scholarships to students in K-12 who come from low-income families. Funding is provided through taxpayer contributions. I plan to introduce and champion similar choice-in-education legislation next year when the General Assembly convenes in January. Determined to help South Carolina small businesses, I introduced House Bill 3986 a business licenses simplicity bill that removes duplication fees on small business. This bill helps businesses concentrate on what they do best, instead of dealing with government red tape. I have worked hand in hand with you and other like-minded business organizations to help create an environment for job growth; but we still have a way to go to become the most business-friendly state in the nation.


  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Business Advocate Award Recipient
  • South Carolina Business, Industry, Political Education Committee’s #1 Pro-Jobs and Pro-Business Legislator (of the 124 State Representatives)
  • Assistant Majority Whip
  • Member of the Education and Public Works Committee
  • Member of the Berkeley County Legislative Delegation
  • Member of the Charleston County Legislative Delegation
  • Leader in bringing The Medal of Honor Bowl – a national sports program and college all-star football game – to the State of South Carolina
  • Organizer of a A Better Educated America Forum (forum on urban renewal, education and school vouchers) and of The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice Forum in Berkeley-Charleston Counties
  • Leader of A Career Educational Forum for high school juniors and seniors
  • Leader in working with educators on the national level to expand school choices for parents: public, charter, private, religious schools
When re-elected, I will continue to introduce and support legislation that protects our taxpayers and small businesses, gives teachers and first responders proper funding, and ensures our state’s rights.

But I cannot accomplish these goals without your continued support. I humbly ask you to make a financial contribution to my re-election campaign today. Your contribution today will ensure my professional campaign team and I have the resources needed to combat the attacks of our opponents. Again, thank you for contributing today.

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Make checks payable to: Samuel Rivers for House P.O. Box 760, Goose Creek, SC 29445


Samuel Rivers, Jr.

Assistant Majority Whip
SC House of Representatives District 15
(843) 553-6448 home
(843) 529-0390 voice
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Email: samuelriversjr@gmail.com