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July 9, 2015

Donald J. Trump announces South Carolina Steering Committee

Grassroots Committee shows growing support across state

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Today, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced an extensive South Carolina Steering Committee. The rapidly growing list includes over 100 members from across the state and represents a cross-section of well-known fiscal and social conservatives.
Team Trump's South Carolina support staff includes Ed McMullen and John Russell as co-chairman, Rep. Jim Merrill as State Director, and experienced campaign veterans James Epley, Gerri McDaniel, Gavin Smith, and Jeff Taillon.  
“Since Donald Trump announced that he is running for President we have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support.  The campaign is off to a fast start and we couldn’t be more excited,” said State co-Chairman Ed McMullen. “Voters across South Carolina recognize that this country needs someone, like Donald Trump, who can Make America Great Again!”
Trump's plain-spoken analysis of the American political landscape is dominating the media and resonating with voters.  
“In response to the constant attacks and mischaracterizations by the liberal media and political insiders, grassroots support for Donald Trump has been increasing by the hour,” said State Director Jim Merrill.
Merrill continued, "When you threaten the Washington D.C. elite’s way of life they’re going to attack, but with Donald Trump’s leadership and the support of people across South Carolina and the country we can make Washington work for the people and not the other way around. Americans want the truth and Donald Trump is the only candidate with the guts to say it."
Mr. Trump's announcement of his steering committee precedes his next visit to the state on Tuesday, July 21st at Sun City residential development in the town of Bluffton, S.C.
"This is just the first stage of building our statewide network and grassroots organization," said Merrill. “We now have staff and contacts that are both geographically and ideologically  dispersed throughout the state.  Our goal is to build on that organization and re-define the political establishment in South Carolina in a manner that culminates with a victory in the Republican presidential primary."
The South Carolina Steering Committee follows:

Megan Afman, Lexington

Councilman Al Allen, Aynor

M.W. Baumeister, Adams Run

Howard Bond, Conway

Bucky Branham, Columbia

Michele Bunker, Aiken

Kent Cales, West Columbia

Liz Callaway, Myrtle Beach

James Campanella, Johns Island

Susan Chapman, Conway

David Carpio, Lexington

David Chisholm, Greenville

Alex Cochran, Greenville

William Crosby, Greer

Bruce Culbertson, Greer

Dee Culbertson, Greer

Robert Denton, Pawleys Island

Brian Dillar, Greenville

Peter DiMartinis, Central

Nathan Elvis, Conway

Dr. Allison Evans, Hartsville

Justin Evans, Columbia

Jo Ann Falace, Lexington

Robert Falace, Lexington

Joey Faulling, Columbia

Miriam Ford, Cheraw

Chris Fowler, Myrtle Beach

Rick Gaskins, Darlington

Philip Gheorghiu, Spartanburg

Dorothy Gheorghiu, Spartanburg

Roxanne Gheorghiu, Spartanburg

Bogdan Gheorghiu, Spartanburg

Liz Greenway, Columbia

Stephen Grubba, Greer

Robert Havens, Greenville

Christy Henson, Greenville

Terry Hewitt, Greenville

Thomas Higgs, Columbia

Jim Hitch, Myrtle Beach

Gene Ho, Myrtle Beach

Pat Hoffman, Myrtle Beach

Wade Holland, Lexington

Chris Holly, Mount Pleasant

Kris Hyatt, Columbia

James Jordan, Columbia

Jeanne Kelly, Lamar

Brenda Keppler, Campobello

Darrel King, Columbia

Nelson Lamonato, Columbia

Lillian Lamonato, Columbia

Warren Lash, Charleston

Bonnie Lesley, Spartanburg

Laurie Lewis, Whitmire

Todd Limehouse, Lexington

Colin Lindell, Gloverville

Linda McHugh, Myrtle Beach

James McKenzie, Indian Land

Karen McManaway, Greenville

Denver Merrill, Charleston

Anna Catherine Mize, Anderson

James Morris, Myrtle Beach

Van Morris, Sumter

Ed Murphy, Murrells Inlet

Charlie Nash, Loris

Georgina Nedelcu, Hampton

Kelly Payne, Columbia

Boone Peeler, Gaffney

Ken Pippin, Conway

Dennis Porter, Longs

Earleen Purvis, Effingham

Matthew Puzio, Summerville

Jake Rasor III, Greenville

David Rast, Effingham

Glenda Rawlings, Rock Hill

Recca Reese, Columbia

Irene Reichenbach, Lexington

Jonathan Rosensteel, Greenville

S.C. Rep. Mike Ryhal, Myrtle Beach

Tom Safrit, North Myrtle Beach

Brent Schutz, Myrtle Beach

Steve Spencer, Greer

Mandy Spencer, Greer

John Steinberger, Charleston

Beverly Surma, Bishopville

Teff Tadlock, Darlington

Dr. Mike Taillon, Blythewood

Karen Taillon, Blythewood

Joseph Thomas, Conway

Theresa Unrue, Myrtle Beach

John Ward, Marion

Jesse Watson, Ridgeville

David Weaver, Columbia

William White, Chester

Henry Wilfong, Okatie

Brent Williamson, Beaufort

Dr. Harold Wood, Union

Jim Woodhull, Lexington

Edward Worrall, York

Kimberly Yandle, Lexington

Bob Young, Easley