Dr. Dan Ruff was the Optimist’s guest speaker for its March 17 Club meeting. Ruff, who has served in a number of governmental posts, is currently a Professor of Political Science at Midlands Tech. He gave the Club a synopsis of how South Carolina political trends shifted back and forth during most of the 20th century and into the 21st. He also offered his analysis of the current condition of both state politics in South Carolina and those on regional and national scales.

Pictured are Gary Dobson, St. Andrews Optimist President, guest speaker Dr. Dan Ruff, and Ken Parlier.