Another 7th District candidate throws hat into the ring

From the Office of Debbie Harwell

MYRTLE BEACH, SC Debbie Harwell has completed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for Congress in South Carolina's new 7th District.

Harwell owns a government and public relations firm working on publically-funded projects within the Pee Dee. Some projects have included the Myrtle Beach International Airport, the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal, the Aircraft, Rescue, Firefighting Facility at MYR, I-73 Northern sections in Bennettsville, S.C. and Hamlet, N.C., I-73 Southern section in Marion and Dillon counties, the expansion of Carolina Bays Parkway, the Aynor overpass and other projects for Economic Development, Horry- Georgetown Tech and Coastal Carolina University.

For years, she also was the co-host of WRNN's Talk Radio Show, "Steve, Debbie & Dave," expounding conservative viewpoints and common sense approaches on political and other issues. She was also the founder and publisher of the Myrtle Beach Herald newspaper and the Myrtle Beach Business Journal.

Why run? "Our people deserve better from the Federal Government than what we have been getting. Our country is a great one; but right now, we aren't seeing a responsible government.

"I'm like most everyone else. I have never been an elected official; but I am truly concerned over what I believe to be a government operating poorly. I believe in implementing the Lean Six Sigma method of waste detection and elimination within the Federal Government. It has worked in corporate America and within the U.S. Army and Navy.

"I also believe that the entire Tax Code needs restructuring. Small business is the foundation of this country and small businesses should not be burdened with excessive regulations and complicated Tax Codes. Our district includes small business farmers, who have some of the biggest challenges with regulations. We have to put common sense back into Government."

Harwell and her husband David reside in North Myrtle Beach and at the Country Club of S.C. in
Florence. David is the retired Chief Justice of the S.C. Supreme Court and grew up at the Columns in Mars Bluff. He is also a former SC House member representing Florence. Jointly, they have three sons and seven grandchildren.