Watch/Listen: S.C. Senate Dist. 6 Debate

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Patrick Gentry
January 14, 2019 - 6:47 pm
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Watch S.C. Senate Dist. 6 Debate

 

Amy Ryberg Doyle

 

Amy Ryberg Doyle is originally from Aiken, South Carolina. She is the oldest of three children, and her call to serve has been a major role of her family heritage—Her brother, Kyle, was a Special Forces Army captain serving three tours in Afghanistan and is now a doctor; her sister, Shana, is a teacher; her father, Greg, served in the SC State Senate; her mother, Betty, is a retired teacher and has been a lifelong community volunteer.

Doyle’s parents had a family business where all of her family worked. Her father bought a small “filling station” and grew it into a chain of convenient stores across South Carolina. At the dinner table, her parents taught her the importance of faith values, giving to others and fighting for her values. She remembers when her parents finally made a profit from the small business and then used those resources to help build a house with Habitat for Humanity. She understands that local small businesses are the backbone to a successful community.

Doyle’s father first ran for office and served in the South Carolina State Senate for 20 years. He was a straight talker; what could be said with 20 words, he usually said with 5. Doyle’s parents currently live in Aiken and are celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2018.

 

She has now been married for 20 years and has four wonderful children. She is running for South Carolina State Senate District 6 because we need NEW energy and leadership in South Carolina to create solutions to fix our roads and infrastructure, lower taxes to support local businesses and protect the unborn. Doyle is currently City Councilwoman for District 1 of the City of Greenville and is the Chairperson of Planning and Neighborhoods committee which oversees redevelopment of neighborhoods, streets and parks.

She has been a longtime supporter of Law Enforcement, new School Resource Officers and the Police Department wage increases. She voted in favor of an additional downtown police precinct to keep Greenville safe for all families.

She supports small businesses and she led the new Anniversary Discount program which rewards longtime businesses with rebates. A total of $500,000 has been reimbursed to local businesses.

She has served on the following boards and commissions:

SC TAC (Donaldson Center)
Visit Greenville South Carolina (Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Metro YMCA
Peace Center
Greenville Forward
Junior League of Greenville where she delivers Meals on Wheels
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
United Way, Public Policy Committee
Bike Walk Greenville
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Dwight Loftis

 

Currently Serving on House Ways & Means, Education Oversight and House Rules Committees.

Representative Dwight Loftis grew up in the Travelers Rest and Taylors areas of Greenville County. He graduated from North Greenville College in 1966 and went into the insurance business, where he eventually owned his own agency. 

His interest in public service was first kindled when he was nine years old watching and listening to candidates in Presidential debates. But it was one summer at his insurance agency that eventually pushed him to run for office.  He discovered that rising seniors, students hired for part-time work, lacked a number of basic requisite skills needed for the workplace.

He began to work with the Greenville County School District’s Business Education Partnership to make students aware of various career opportunities and what skills would be needed. From there, Loftis served a term on the school board before being elected to serve District 19 in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996.

During his extensive legislative career, Rep. Loftis has not forgotten those part-time student workers at his insurance office. A member of the Education Oversight Committee, he is still motivated by crafting legislation that will help prepare young people for a successful career after graduation.

Education is at the center of a thriving economy. Representative Loftis efforts in education and working with the Department of Commerce enhance job opportunities and a better life for working South Carolina families.  Rep. Loftis is ready to leverage his legislative experience and relationships to advance a conservative agenda in the Senate.

Strong families make for a stable  state and nation. Rep. Loftis is married to Sandra, his wife of over fifty years. They have three children and three grandchildren.  They are members of Clearview Baptist Church.

Jeffrey Stringer

Jeffrey Stringer is a native of Northern Greenville County and was raised in the Blue Ridge community. After graduating from Blue Ridge High School, he earned a degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina.

While in college he became heavily involved in Republican campaigns while working in the direct mail and printing department for a political consulting firm. Upon graduation, he was offered a job as Operations Manager for the mail and printing division and worked behind the scenes to help get Republicans elected on the Local, State and Federal level.

In his 6 years following graduation, he saw the Republican majority in the House grow from 10 to 24 and the Republicans gain control of the Senate for the first time in over a century when Sen. Verne Smith of Greer switched parties in 2000.

Since 2004, he has worked with Stringer Resource Group in Greer, which is owned by his uncle, Rep. Tommy Stringer. He has worked with local business owners over the past 15 years designing and administering pension plans to help themselves and their employees better prepare for retirement. In 2008, he was actively involved with the campaign to get Tommy Stringer elected to the State House.

In 2004, Jeffrey married Elise Tyndall of Irmo, SC. Upon Elise’s graduation from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, they moved to Greenville. Currently, Elise serves as Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greer. Their 2 sons, Tyndall (7) and Jones (4), attend Crestview Elementary School.

After over 2 decades of helping Republicans get elected, Jeffrey decided it was his time to give back to the community that has given so much to him and his family.

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