Roger believes that our schools should offer the highest quality education possible. To do this, they must be properly funded, staffed and evaluated. Teachers, like our other public servants such as first responders, should be paid in-line with the importance of their profession. The Upstate has been blessed with great schools and some of the best teachers available. He will ensure that our schools have the resources to continue to hire the brightest and the best so that our kids enjoy greater odds of success. Roger will continue to ensure that our children are not being indoctrinated by the "woke" culture that is so pervasive in our society today.
Roger is a fiscal hawk when it comes to spending your money. During his first term in the State House, Roger voted for, and passed, one of the largest tax cut in SC history. During his first year on County Council, he authored one of the first reductions of your County taxes in over a decade. He did not vote for a millage increase while on Council and has advocated for, and demanded, the “let the people decide” approach to tax increases. Roger feels that if you’re going to take the peoples' money, you need to get their permission.
Roger is a Life Member of the NRA and a strong believer and supporter of the U.S. Constitution. His strong belief that government should be limited, yet efficient and effective in its service to the people, along with his support of free market principles and private property rights, guides him in his representation. Roger has a strong belief that government works best when the citizens become informed and involved - therefore government must be open, honest, and transparent.
Roger is a staunch supporter of our First Responders and Law Enforcement. Roger understands that they are one of the few core functions of government and must be fully funded to ensure the safety and security of the free people!