Thursday, January 31, 2013
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Curtis Bostic officially filed with the GOP to run in the special election for the First Congressional District. Bostic, a local small 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.
Bostic will be running a “grass roots” campaign. Bostic says “I don’t have a rich dad. I doubt if he ever made more than $30,000 a year in his life. But today, his house is paid for and he is able to retire comfortably because of his hard work and wise financial decisions. He taught me the value of common sense personal financial responsibility.”
When Bostic finished high school, his parents gave him $2,500 and told him he would go to college. Of course, $2,500 did not go far on the years of college that lay ahead. He worked two or three jobs at a time, doing everything from pumping gas to delivering mail at The Citadel.
After graduating from the College of Charleston, Bostic joined the Marine Corps. His service included combat deployment during Operation Desert Storm.
Bostic and his wife Jenny laugh about the home they first lived in while Bostic was in grad school - a mobile home with an unsteady floor. It was no palace, but the price was right - they paid $65 a month for housing.
Bostic’s wife, Jenny, received a Master’s degree from The Citadel and has been a teacher for more than 20 years. Her teaching experience has included public, private, and homeschooling their five children.
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, second amendment rights, the right to life, domestic energy production, a balance budget and lower tax rates.
“I’m not trying to buy your vote - I want to earn it,” Bostic says. “If you believe we are on the right side of issues critical to our nation, we’d love to have you join our team. Visit www.STOPSPENDING.com.”