Congressman Duncan coordinating flood assistance


South Carolina has been shaken by this storm, but the resolve of its people remains strong.

My staff has been busy reaching out to county managers to see how our office can be of assistance. We’ve dedicated an employee to answer questions and help assist with federal programs. We’re also doing our part on a personal level to bring water and other resources down to some of the most devastated areas of the state. We’ve rented a van (not at taxpayer expense) that will be collecting water at Concord Baptist Church in Anderson tomorrow from 8:00am-9:00am and Verdin Farm & Garden in Laurens from 11:00am-12:00. Access to fresh clean water is the number one need in South Carolina at the moment, so if you’d like to help in some way this is certainly an option.
If you live in the Third District and have any questions about damage to your home or property, feel free to call my office at 864-224-7401. Please continue to pray for South Carolina and look for ways to help those in need.

Blessings and Liberty

Jeff Duncan

thanks Realtors!

2015.09.20.realtorsIt’s great to have the support of the Western Upstate Realtors Association. Thank you Peggy Hill and the all the Realtors in the Upstate for your hard work. Your services find folks homes, businesses, and investment properties to grow our economy! We strive to protect realtors from over-burdensome government regulations, taxes, and fees. A level playing field combined with free market forces are the essential to economic prosperity in the real estate market as all other commerce.

scdot storm resources

Storm Resources

SCDOT provides numerous online resources to help residents cope with this “Historic Rain Event”.

511 TravelThe Enhanced 511 Traveler Information System provides traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other technological tools.

EmergencyThe The Road Conditions System provides brief reports that are updated by SCDOT personnel in each district as conditions warrant.

Press ReleasesThe Press Release site contains advisories and updates on how SCDOT is working to improve road conditions.

Hurrican EvacuationSCDOT provides maps of Coastal Evacuation Routes , if an evacuation becomes necessary.

Social MediaWe also provide updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Rest Area MapIf you have to travel during this storm, here’s a map of our rest areas.

Other Response Agencies

re-elect Senator Shealy

Friends and Neighbors,

Serving you and our great state in the South Carolina Senate has been one of my life’s greatest fulfillments.

From saving taxpayers hard-earned money to protecting our community’s most vulnerable to assisting our veterans and elderly – I have worked hard to make our state a better place to live, work, and raise our families.
None of these accomplishments would have been possible without your help.
You believed in me and our message of smaller, more efficient, and more effective government. You assisted my campaign by spreading my message, doing door knocks, making phone calls and putting signs up. You helped further by making financial donations to ensure we had the resources necessary to win.
Your bold risk yielded an amazing return: a crushing defeat to the good-old boy system that halted progress in the Legislature. I am eternally grateful for the chance you took on me.
Because of you – I helped usher in real reforms that made our state more business-friendly, our government more accountable, and our elections more secure.
Because of you – I worked to pass a balanced budget that cuts wasteful government spending, devotes more to our classrooms, and increases job-recruitment efforts.
Because of you – I assisted my colleagues in toughening the penalties of criminals who commit domestic violence upon our neighbors.
While I am proud of these accomplishments, I know that more work is needed to make our state truly prosper.
That is why I announced earlier this month that I am seeking re-election to the State Senate in 2016.
I want to fight child abuse and neglect, eliminate the state income tax, and improve our education system. But I cannot accomplish these goals without your continued support.
Your financial support of $20.16 or more today will help us establish the groundwork needed to prepare for the election only a few, short months away.
Your financial support of $20.16 or more today will help us show potential opponents that we have a grassroots team across the district, state and nation committed to win in 2016.
And, your financial support of $20.16 or more today will help us reach our campaign’s goal for the reporting quarter that ends at 11:59 PM tomorrow.
State law allows an individual and/or a business to donate a maximum contribution of $1,000 per election cycle. If you can give the maximum, I humbly ask you to do so. If not, I ask that you please make a secure, online donation of $20.16 or as much as you can today.
Our election may be right around the corner, but we are working hard now to ensure victory. Please continue to support our efforts by making a secure online donation today.
Thanks again for your belief in me. Together, we will win again in 2016!
Katrina Shealy

State Senator, South Carolina Senate District 23

Shealy for Senate

P. O. Box 503
Lexington, SC. 29071
www.KatrinaShealy.comIf inadvertently received by a lobbyist,  please disregard.

AARP to distribute fresh produce

As part of AARP Chapter 3693 – Anderson, SC Day of Service, it will distribute 75 boxes of fresh produce to families in need. The distribution will take place onWednesday September 30, 2015 – 3:00 PM, at Westside Community Center. The 75 families have already been approved and will come to the center to pick up the boxes of produce. AARP South Carolina discovered there are families in some areas in South Carolina who don’t have access to fresh produce and are providing the boxes of produce.
Mrs. Teresa Arnold, the State Director of AARP South Carolina and Mrs. Elizabeth Norris, AARP state President will be present for the distribution.
Genevieve Brown, President
AARP Chapter 3693 – Anderson

Hats Off to Women! Women AIM High Luncheon featuring Angela Thomas

Many thanks to the lovely ladies that decorated our table and attended Thursday’s Anderson Interfaith Ministry luncheon!


Held every year since 2002, Women AIM High is a highly successful event that raises support for AIM’s programs that serve women.

The “Hats Off To Women Event” will be held on Thursday, September 24th at the Anderson Civic Center. The event is a networking and educational luncheon celebrating the positive impact AIM’s programs are having on the lives of women and children.  The event is open from 10am to 2pm with lunch being served at noon.   This is a themed table luncheon with a little friendly competition for the best table decorations. Table reservations are being accepted now.

*Individual tickets may be sold closer to the event, though seating is limited.  

We are more than excited to feature bestselling Christian author and speaker, Angela Thomas as this year’s keynote.

bbq a success!







Many thanks to all who came out to support our campaign at Creekside BBQ. Our special guest, Congressman Jeff Duncan did a fantastic job and I’m honored to have his support. Rep. Anne Thayer, Susan Aiken, Sid Stewart, Stacea Morris also participated. Closing in prayer was my good friend and missionary from Sierra Leone, Samuel Minyonger.

Also, I want to thank Creekside BBQ for hosting the event for free. Ben Phillips brought his sound equipment free of charge also.

Even though we had to start early to accommodate the Congressman’s schedule, it was a packed house!

Conservatism is alive and well in Anderson County!

Rep. Trey Gowdy: Planned Parenthood Hearing

trey.gowdyLast week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Planned Parenthood to examine the unconscionable abortion practices at the nation’s largest abortion provider. This hearing is only part of the House investigation into Planned Parenthood. You can learn more about the House’s ongoing investigation of Planned Parenthood here. Additionally, the House will vote this week on two bills: H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, and H.R. 3504, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

I also signed a letter, led by my South Carolina colleague Mick Mulvaney, committing to vote against any appropriations bill with funding for Planned Parenthood and urging the money be directed to other women’s health organizations that do not engage in such heinous practices.

Watch this powerful testimony from an abortion survivor from our hearing last week:

And my questions to witnesses:

S. 371 (Samuel’s Law) Medical Affairs 09/24/15 10am

On Thursday, September 24 at 10am SC Senate Medical Affairs committee will consider S. 371.samuel.cutliff

This bill was in response to the death of a mitochondrial child that died from complications initiated by a morphine overdose. We need to remember S. 371 is a work in progress. Here’s an explanation of the legislative process. Since the beginning, our intentions were to have the subcommittee draft language to define gross misconduct. So far, the bill has been amended to contain this language:

Upon a finding by the board that a person licensed under this chapter acted in a willful, wanton, or grossly negligent manner by misreading a physician’s order causing a patient to be over-medicated or under-medicated and resulting in the patient’s death, the board shall revoke the person’s license to practice nursing in this State. As used in this subsection, “willful, wanton, or grossly negligent” means an act or course of action, or inaction, which denotes a lack of reasonable care and a conscious disregard or indifference to the rights, safety, or welfare of others and which does or could result in death.”

The sub committee may also include other healthcare professionals.

The committee is chaired by Sen. Cleary (R-Georgetown) with Sens. Lourie (D-Richland), Davis (R-Beaufort), Bright (R-Spartanburg), and Johnson (D-Clarendon)


Duncan at grand opening Spinx/Piedmont Natural Gas

Congressman Jeff Duncan at the grand opening of the Spinx/Piedmont Natural Gas filling station. First in Anderson! Congratulations!

“What a perfect example of American ingenuity and the free market creating more efficient and cleaner technologies. The market invents, not government. It’s a no brainer!”