PLATFORM TO SERVE SOUTH CAROLINA
IMPROVE OUR STATE'S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE
It does not take a long drive to notice that our roads and bridges are failing. Lisa Scott is committed to improving our state’s crumbling infrastructure.
Working with her fellow elected officials, Lisa will push to see the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) audited immediately and reformed to ensure it is an efficient and effective agency. Following the audit and implementation of reforms, should it be determined that additional financial resources are needed for SCDOT to improve our infrastructure - Lisa would support Governor Haley’s plan of a major reduction in the state’s income tax and a minimal increase in the gas tax if a comprehensive and transparent plan for the gas tax revenue is shared with the public.
IMPROVE OUR TRUST IN GOVERNMENT
Our current State Senator has failed us with his self-serving attitude and his unwillingness to work with others. Lisa Scott is committed to working with others to advance conservative reforms, truly serving our people, and making our State Senate seat as valuable as the people she represents.
As Mayor of Duncan, Lisa has a proven record of listening to her constituents, representing their opinions and needs, and earning their trust. She will continue to adhere to these principles as out State Senator.
Lisa will also work to pass ethics reform that gives real accountability to the people.
IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF OUR STATE'S MOST VULNERABLE
It is unacceptable that South Carolina leads the nation in domestic violence. Lisa Scott is committed to doing whatever it takes to change this position and protect our state’s most vulnerable residents. A licensed social work and Foster Care Review Board member, Lisa knows that the State’s Department of Social Services needs to be reformed to better protect victims of child abuse and neglect. She understands that the current processes simply lead to a strong percentage of repeat victims and has real solutions to these problems.
IMPROVE OUR STATE'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Our State Senate District is blessed to be home to a wide variety of industries and businesses. Lisa Scott is committed to improving our state’s workforce development programs to ensure the jobs within these businesses can be filled with a competent and prepared workforce.
A successful businesswoman, Lisa will utilize her business experience to help support our existing industries and recruit new industries to our area. She will also work tirelessly to enhance our state’s education system to ensure our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce. With an advanced focus on technical and vocational training programs in every level of our state’s schools, Lisa knows our students would be better prepared for advanced schooling or the workforce and given better opportunities for good-paying jobs with benefits.
IMPROVE OUR STATE'S FISCAL ORDER BY LIMITING THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF GOVERNMENT
We can all agree that the size and scope of the federal government is too big. Not everyone knows that state government has the same problem. Lisa Scott is committed to limiting the role of government in our lives.
A proven conservative, Lisa knows that we should protect the taxpayers, not big government. She will work to reduce the size, scope, and cost of state government and return the savings to the taxpayers. Lisa will also fight unfunded mandates from both federal and state governments. As Mayor of Duncan, she has seen firsthand what unfunded state mandates can do to the taxpayers through the failure of the state legislature to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Rather than adhere to constitutional obligations, the state government has passed the buck onto the backs of taxpayers for too long; Lisa will fight to put a stop to this.