Furman University professor Brent Nelsen says he’s dropping his bid for Governor, and plans to run for the Republican nomination for State Education Superintendent. Nelsen said his exploratory effort convinced him he’s better suited to run for the state’s top education position.
“More and more people were asking me to focus on education, my passion and experience. Over some time as I prayed about it and talked it over with my family this seems to be a position where I can really make an impact on the people of South Carolina.”
Nelson becomes the only declared Republican for the office. Current State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex has been considering a bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.