Sue Rex, also known as Mrs. Jim Rex, is taking a higher profile in her husband’s campaign for governor.
Her job is to engage more women in the political conversation. Women make up the majority of active voters in the state, yet Rex says there are not enough women “at the table.”
(Sue Rex explains to SCRN’s Ashley Byrd her efforts to bring women “to the table” MP3, 2:50)
Sue Rex on the need for women at the table
Mrs. Rex began her statewide tour with a luncheon/roundtable discussion in West Columbia with a small group of women active in politics, business, education and church. The group was predominantly Democrat, but they agreed that they were glad to see another woman, Nikki Haley in the Republican primary for governor. They said that women need to reach out to other women in business and in politics.
Mrs. Rex has retired from being an instructor at Winthrop University and is now touring alongside her husband as he runs for governor. She will be meeting with woman across the state who already has taken the lead in local issues, but is not going to run for office herself, she says.
Jim Rex is running against Democrats Robert Ford and Vincent Sheheen in the June 2010 party primary.