Another candidate has joined the race for the First Congressional District seat to be left open when Congressman Henry Brown retires. Mt. Pleasant Town Councilman Ken Glasson clains he is more than qualified for the seat.
“I looked at all the candidates, some of whom are friends. When I looked at all the qualifications of each of the candidates, I believe with my whole heart my qualifications make me the most qualified. My background, my history, the longevity of me in the military, and the time I’ve served and what I’ve accomplished on town council,” says Glasson.
Glasson is the ninth Republican to enter the race. There are three Democrats and one Independent also running. Glasson explains his biggest challenge in the race: “Can I raise enough money to make me credible? I believe I am, as far as experience goes, credible. But, you need to have the money, and I don’t have the big bank account yet,” says Glasson.
Glasson says it’s time someone stands up on a national level to change the way the country heading.
“To be able to turn to Nancy Pelosi, and turn to Harry Reid, and say ‘it all ends now.’ Because the men and women that stand behind me are not going to allow you to sink this country, and I refuse, after 30 years in the Marine Corps, I refuse to stand back and allow this to happen. I did not give my entire adult life to a cause so I could watch it all go away in the last 18 months, I won’t do it,” says Glasson.
Glasson has served on the Mt. Pleasant Town Council since 2006.
(Glasson’s comments, MP3, 4:27)