September 18, 2017 – Daniel Island, S.C. – Today, Daniel Island mother and businesswoman, Nancy Mace, announced her candidacy for the South Carolina State House (District 99). Mace has been a resident of Daniel Island for more than five years. Prior to that she was raised in Berkeley County, in the city of Goose Creek.
Mace graduated magna cum laude from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where she was the school’s first female to graduate from its Corps of Cadets in 1999. She later earned a masters degree in Mass Communication from The University of Georgia.
Mace is currently a realtor specializing in commercial real estate in the Charleston and Mount Pleasant markets with Keller Williams Commercial. Her office is in Charleston County off Long Point Road in Mt. Pleasant.
She formerly owned a boutique technology, marketing and public relations firm. Former clients include then U.S. Representatives Tim Scott and Mick Mulvaney, S.C. State Senator Tom Davis, S.C. State Senator Larry Grooms and others.
Mace also served as a Coalitions Director and Field Director for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; she worked in seven different states during the 2016 presidential primaries and played a pivotal role in the Lowcountry during the South Carolina primary.
In announcing her candidacy, Mace said her exclusive focus will be on “improving outcomes for the people of our district and this state – advancing common sense reforms aimed at making all of us safer, more prosperous and advancing the freedoms we cherish as Americans.”
“I grew up here, I live here, I work here and I’m raising a family here,” Mace said. “My campaign is about making things better for all of our families. We can have more of the same rhetoric from all talk, no action politicians, or we can choose someone who will actually deliver results. We can hear more of the same political promises or we can choose to elect someone who is actually pushing substantive policies. I believe that’s what campaigns should be about, that’s what serving in office should be about and that’s the kind of race I’m going to run – winning on better ideas and governing for better outcomes.”
Mace added, “I’ve got experience in business and politics, and I can tell you this – we desperately need more businesspeople and fewer politicians at the State House. Whether we’re talking taxes, infrastructure, education, the state pension fund or this latest mess with the nuclear plant, I just don’t see the oversight or accountability South Carolinians deserve. Not only are many elected officials in Columbia failing to improve our lot in life, they are failing to recognize the underlying problems with our current system – choosing the easy answer of ‘more money’ over the hard work of real reform.”
“It’s time we stop doubling down on bad ideas and start doing some heavy lifting,” Mace concluded.
To learn more, please visit www.nancymace.org.
About Nancy Mace Nancy is a businesswoman and mother of two. She holds a masters in mass communication from the University of Georgia. She is the author of In The Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel (Simon and Schuster, 2001). Mace is the daughter of retired Army Brigadier General Emory Mace and educator Dr. Anne Mace, PhD. She was raised in Berkeley County attending College Park Middle School and eventually graduating from Stratford High School before she became the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
A Few Interesting Facts You May Not Know — Nancy Mace grew up in Berkeley County (Goose Creek) when her father retired from the U.S. Army. She attended College Park Middle School and Stratford High School. However, Nancy dropped out before she ever graduated. — Her first two jobs ever included waitressing at the Waffle House on College Park Road in Ladson and as a secretary for Pendley Homes on Red Bank Road. — Nancy is the only candidate in this race that openly supported our Commander in Chief when he ran for president in 2016. — Pat Conroy dubbed her work the “best book about The Citadel ever written…”
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- Vice Chairman The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business Advisory Board at The Citadel
- 2017 Mary Dean Brewer Woman of Distinction Award from the South Carolina Girl Scouts
- 2014 Young Alumnus of the Year Award from The Citadel Alumni Association
- Former National Board of Directors for the Medal of Honor Bowl Game
- Former Board Member of Childspring International, which provides life saving medical treatment to children in need around the world
- Nominated for the Woman Achievement Award from the Governor’s Office; and her achievements have been recognized by the South Carolina Legislature
- Former Board Member of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes Association
- Past President of the Greater Atlanta Citadel Alumni Club
- Past District Director for The Citadel Alumni Association
- Past Panelist on the 12th Annual Conference of Women in Higher Education
- Participant in the Corbin Council conference on Assimilation of Women at Military Colleges
- Motivational Speaker