The Beaufort Republican Women’s Club hosted a “Women For Nikki” event with special guests Governor Nikki Haley and Lieutenant Governor-candidate Henry McMasters on Monday morning, Oct. 6, to share the governor’s message of successful economic policies and continued employment growth in South Carolina. Under clear blue skies on the Old Bay Marketplace rooftop, over 80 people attended the free event and had their pictures taken with Gov. Haley.
McMasters introduced Gov. Haley, who is one of only five female governors across the country. She spoke at length about the positive changes she has made during her first term as governor. She thanked everyone for taking a chance on her when she first ran as an unknown candidate and how she made economic development and lower unemployment her top priorities.
Club President Beverly Peterson Brady welcomed the governor and other guests including State Rep. Shannon Erickson, County Council President Paul Sommerville, County Councilman Brian Flewelling, City Councilwoman Donnie Beer as well as County Council Candidate Alice Howard, City Council Candidate Stephen Murray and Clerk of Courts Jerri Roseneau. The event was organized by club member Angel Flewelling.