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Representative Erickson to be next LIBPA guest speaker

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Shannon Erickson, District 124 representative to the South Carolina House of Representatives, will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, October 13 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association to be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtors’ Association headquarters located in the Palmetto Business Park on Lady’s Island Drive (behind the BB&T Bank).

The meeting is open to the public. Shannon was first elected in 2007 to fill an unexpired term. She was elected to a full term of office in 2008 and re-elected in 2010, 2012 and 2014. She presently serves as a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is the past Chair of the Regulations Subcommittee of the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee. Shannon also serves as immediate Past-Chairperson of the General Assembly Women’s Caucus, a member of the Sportsman’s Caucus and the Rural County Caucus. She is the owner and director of Lowcountry Building Blocks, Inc. (Hobbit Hill Preschools) and a former teacher.

Shannon has been requested to include in her discussion with our members the following subjects:

Is it becoming increasingly difficult to pass meaningful legislation in the state legislature and if so, in your opinion, why? Are changes needed in the South Carolina Business License law? Is it time for South Carolina to reconsider adopting the Affordable Care Act? What is your position to the proposed drilling for oil in the offshore waters of South Carolina? How can we, as a state, best fix our roads? In your opinion, what should be the major objectives for the 2016 legislative session?

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