The News

First Monday is a Republican Business Forum allowing members of the club to become acquainted with and participate in discussions with elected officials, business leaders, candidates and party leaders.

First Monday Member Candidates for Public Office 2024

First Monday was pleased to host the 2024 First Monday member candidates for Public Office at our overflow meeting. First Monday is a membership organization and we appreciate those who are kind enough to support us. Please see the list of those members who spoke.

County-wide races – Hobart Lewis for Sheriff, Brice Garrett for Clerk of Court, and Mike Ellis for Coroner.

The SC Senate – Jason Elliott for Senate District 6, Hope Blackley Senate District 12 and Skip Davenport Senate District 12.

House of Representatives – Pam Anthony for South Carolina House District 10,  Sarah Curran for South Carolina House District 20, Paul Wickensimer for South Carolina House District 22 and Kerri Smith for South Carolina House District 28.

County Council – Alex Reynolds for County Council District 20, Chris Harrison for County Council District 21, Curt McGahhey for County Council District 21, Frank Farmer for County Council District 22, Jay Rogers for County Council District 22, Liz Seman for County Council District 24,  and Butch Kirven for County Council District 27.

Mr. Howell Clyborne

First Monday was pleased to host Mr. Howell Clyborne of Integral Leaders in Health – which created a hospital-doctor affiliation system that helps doctors and patients understand the current medical care situation and find a way to prioritize patient well-being going forward. If we define medical care as the perception patients have of our healthcare system, then our situation is dire as 70%-90% of the populace have an unfavorable opinion of their medical care due to lack of availability, corporatization, depersonalization, exploitation of non-clinicians and poor communications seemingly conspire to undermine patient well-being. And while all of these are important, none is probably more contributory than the clinical burnout experienced by so many good doctors who have lost autonomy and the sense of meaning in their work. This is why Integral Leaders in Health was created by doctors to help the situation.

Rep. Jason Elliott

First Monday was pleased to host the Honorable Jason Elliott, State Representative from district 22. Rep. Elliott gave a great update on the bills that had been passed by the House and those that are in the hopper to be brought to the floor for discussion and voting. Some of the issues Rep. Elliott touched on were fixing our roads and making sure Greenville received our fair share of state road funding. Women’s sports — making it illegal for boys and men to play on girls and women’s athletic teams from kindergarten through college. Worked for bond reform and to declare fentanyl a Schedule-1 Drug and created the felony offense of trafficking in fentanyl. Jason along with his colleagues worked for the Election Security bill, which puts those who commit election fraud in jail, provides for audits, cleans up the voter rolls, bans ballot drop boxes. He helped lead the successful effort to pass Constitutional Carry in the SC House. And he worked to provide eligible elementary and secondary students with scholarships to cover education expenses at the school of their choice, and voted to stop CRT in our schools.

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