A former special teams football player at Clemson University says he will run for South Carolina’s Secretary of State.
Air Force veteran and Upstate attorney Nelson Faerber announced Friday he has joined several other candidates who are challenging incumbent Secretary of State Mark Hammond for the seat.
“I think they see it for its potential, but what it hasn’t been in the past 16 years,” the Republican candidate said.
Faerber said he wants to make the office easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to navigate when starting their ventures.
“The first place they go to is the Secretary of State’s Office,” he said. “And so it’s incumbent upon the office to have the top of the line online and in-person resources so we can grow our small businesses in South Carolina. So, myself, I’m interested in this office because I know the impact that it can make in the state.”
Faerber’s proposed waiving fees for veterans and those with disabilities, as well as offering incentives to companies who hire them.
“I’m very passionate about modernizing government so all of the conveniences and efficiencies that we experience as a consumer, they’d be implemented into our citizen’s services,” Faerber said. “My goal, number one, is to modernize the government so we can implement new and emerging technologies into our IT systems and then, let’s focus on incentives for people who deserve them.” [Read more…]