Sen. Leatherman announces reelection campaign

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From Sen. Hugh Leatherman's Office

FLORENCE, SC Monday, residents from across Florence County gathered to cheer as local businessman and state economic development leader Hugh Leatherman officially announced his campaign for re-election to the South Carolina State Senate.

Senator Leatherman standing with his family and many friends and supporters made it clear his top goal would continue to be focusing on improving the economy, "My focus is and has always been to make the Pee Dee the best place to have a job and raise a family," Leatherman said.

The Leatherman campaign also announced they would begin airing a television commercial in the Florence market today, highlighting Senator Leatherman's economic development successes, which is entitled "Results."

Over the past few years, Senator Leatherman played a major role in bringing thousands of jobs to South Carolina. And whether it was Boeing,, Otis Elevator or QVC, many know the area's successful economic development results are a direct reflection of Senator Leatherman's determined leadership.

Leatherman added, "In the past, we have made progress moving the Pee Dee region forward. But we cannot rest - we must continue to create a business friendly environment producing more jobs and greater prosperity for everyone."