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Commissioner John N. Hardee
Decades Long Former S.C. Highway Commissioner John N. Hardee is Senator Leatherman's Son In Law

Residents Halt Insider S.C. Highway Re-Appointment


Online watchdogs that include the Nerve, FAN (Freedom Action Network), and grass roots groups including Facebook’s OUR PLACE held current S.C. Governor Henry McMaster’s feet to the fire.

Hugh Leatherman
S.C’s Most Powerful Politician S.C. Senator Hugh Leatherman

S.C. Senator Hugh Leatherman may be the most powerful man in the State of S.C., but he was not able to overcome resident resistance to re-appointing his son-in-law to another term on the S.C. D.O.T.

John Hardee, Leatherman’s son-in-law, served on the S.C. D.O.T. from 1997 to 2008 and again from 2013 to 2018.

Governor McMaster
Henry McMaster

The Governor received over 2,000 emails in 12 days demanding he not re-appoint Hardee, a long time government insider.

McMaster, himself, is embroiled in all things the S.C. State-Wide corruption probe and is being challenged by several strong candidates, including:

Catherine Templeton
Catherine Templeton – A True Conservative
John Warren
A No-Nonsense, Smart and Ethical Leader
Kevin Bryant Campaigns
and Kevin Bryant Who Calls For State-Wide Integrity


The S.C. Republican primary for Governor is held June 12th.




About David Hucks

Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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