Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Curtis Bostic announced his entrance into the special election for the First Congressional District Jan. 8. Bostic, a local business owner, is passionate about fiscal responsibility and limited government. His campaign “STOPSPENDING.COM” will focus on the devastating 16.4 trillion dollar debt and the current opportunity we have to preserve our nation’s future.
As representative of the first district, Bostic will fight not only for fiscal responsibility, but also for the other important issues facing our nation such as job creation, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to life and domestic energy production.
Bostic has consistently lived a life of service to his nation and community.
In 1987, Curtis Bostic spent a hot summer in Parris Island, earning his way into the ranks of the United States Marine Corps. Bostic was later deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, where he won a Meritorious Mast for his conduct during the ground campaign of Operation Desert Storm.
In 2000 Curtis was elected to serve on Charleston County Council where he served two terms. During his tenure Bostic chaired multiple committees and worked closely alongside then-councilman, now Senator Tim Scott. For the eight years he served on council, Bostic ensured Charleston did not experience a single tax increase and Charleston County enjoyed a balanced budget every year. Additionally, in alliance with the efforts of Tim Scott, Bostic worked to bring much-needed jobs to Charleston. It was while serving as chairman that Bostic announced Boeing’s opening in North Charleston. Additionally, he authored and then fought for the adoption of Charleston’s now widely popular Greenbelt Bank. To date this innovative and highly successful program has garnered more than $59 million to facilitate the purchase of more than 15,000 acres in parks and greenspace.
But Bostic’s leadership was not limited to public office. He founded and directs Remember, a non-profit organization which currently provides aid in six of the most oppressive countries in the world and operates two orphanages in Burma. In support of law enforcement and emergency responders, Bostic organized Charleston Salutes, the annual tri-county event which celebrates the sacrifices of these brave men and women. He also developed Peaceful Way, a retreat facility the Bostic family offers gratis to non-profit organizations. His law firm, Bostic Law Firm, offers support to the Charleston County Motorcycle Squad and the Charleston K-9 Division. Bostic has volunteered service on numerous boards including Harvest Free Medical Clinic (North Charleston), Appalachian Bible College, the Charleston County Motorcycle Squad, Charleston Bible Church, The Charleston Leadership Foundation and The Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center. Bostic’s daily radio addresses can be heard on three tri-county radio stations.
A successful attorney, Bostic has represented individuals and businesses in court for almost 20 years, fighting for justice against some of the largest companies in the world. His skill has earned him the “Calhoun Advocacy Award” and induction into the “National Order of Barristers” for “excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy”. He has been selected as a Fellow in the prestigious “Litigation Counsel of America.”
Involvement with Remember and other non-profit organizations has taken Bostic to some of the most remote corners of Liberia, Iraq, Thailand, Burma, China, Laos, Ethiopia and Russia. Spending time in these countries has reinforced his strong sense of patriotism. “I love this country.” Bostic says, “for my family and generations of Americans to come I want to do my part to preserve this extraordinary nation.”
Jenny Bostic, his wife of 25 years, received her master’s degree from The Citadel. She has been a teacher for more than 20 years, serving in schools, public and private and as a homeschooling mother of their five children. Bostic is an IFR rated pilot and enjoys motorcycles, shooting sports and anything he can do together with his wife and children.