William Gray

Republican candidate for S.C. House of Representatives District 41.

Website: www.GrayForHouse.com

Occupation: Retired from the Dept of Mental Health

Education: Bethel High School, 1966; Benedict College, B.A. Social Studies, 1970; University of South Carolina, M.A. Political Science, 1972; Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), 1973

Experience in Political or Related Positions:

Consultant, St. Elizabeth Hospital , Washington D.C., 1 year

Lecturer (full time), University of South Carolina, College of Criminal Justice, 5 years

Served as the First Black page to serve in the S.C. State Senate since Reconstruction, Appointed by Richland County Legislative Delegation, 6 months

Projects and Grants Coordinator, Former U.S. Congressman 5th district Ken Holland (D) 5 ½ years

Political Consultant/Staff over the years, major campaigns:

Jimmy Carter for President, 1st run S.C. campaign, paid staffer

Carroll Campbell for Governor, 1st run, paid staffer

Matthew Perry for Congress, 2nd Congressional District, paid consultant

Oscar Lovelace for Governor, volunteer consultant

Ken Holland for Congress, paid consultant/staffer

Why should voters choose you in this election?  

I am running for S.C. House District 41, which includes parts of Chester and Richland counties and all of Fairfield. I have the experience and education to meet the challenges that face our state and this district. As an elected official, I will have the opportunity to further work and foster an atmosphere of cooperation between people of all parties, to promote job creation through intra-county economic development and assist in the establishment of a viable educational system. That will help foster, through advocacy, a system where each child can reach his or her full potential. I would like to be able to promote independent ideals and concepts that are embraced. Finally, to help create a viable two party system in District 41 that will breed competition. When this occurs, we all are much better off.