L-R: SC Reps. Jason Elliott and Bruce Bannister, and SC Sen. William Timmons speak to Upstate Chapter Legislative Night attendees.
The Upstate Chapter of Credit Unions held its annual Legislative Night on Tuesday at the Commerce Club in downtown Greenville, SC. The evening included a networking social followed by greetings from elected officials which included state Senator William Timmons (SC-06), and state Representatives Bruce Bannister (SC-24) and Jason Elliott (SC-22). After each lawmaker spoke to the group there was an open Q&A for the audience.
Timmons, who recently won the GOP primary to replace Trey Gowdy in Congress, spoke on some of the challenges facing the country at the federal level. He also emphasized his support of credit unions in Columbia, and how he looks forward to carrying on that support in Washington, D.C. Bannister spoke on the current climate in Columbia and how the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project has taken all the attention for most lawmakers. Elliott, a first-term member, spoke on his support of credit unions and need to improve our current education system.
“I thank the Upstate Chapter of Credit Unions for holding its annual Legislative Night,” said Billy Boylston, VP of governmental affairs for the Carolinas Credit Union League. “It is important for lawmakers to know their credit unions, and events like these are a great way to build and strengthen our relationships with our lawmakers.”