Wants to build on the successes that have been achieved for South Carolinians
Pledging to continue his fight for families and small businesses, Senator Ronnie Cromer today announced that he will seek another term in the State Senate representing the people of District 18. The District includes all of Newberry County along with sections of both Lexington and Union Counties.
“During the last several years we have accomplished a lot. We’ve created over 27,000 new jobs, brought into our state over 8 billion dollars in capital investment, and currently have the lowest unemployment rate in our state’s history. But there is still more to do”, said Cromer.
Senator Cromer decided to cancel his campaign kick-rally in order to follow the orders of the president with regards to the COVID-19 directives. He has also suspended all door-to-door campaigning as well stating, “We must be vigilant in our efforts to reduce the spread of this new virus and there is no need to put citizens at an increased risk.”
Senator Cromer was first elected to the seat in a special election in April of, 2003.
As a life-long resident of Newberry County, Senator Cromer has given more than thirty years of his life to public service. Senator Cromer is a thirty-year member of the South Carolina Army Reserve National Guard and served in the first Persian Gulf War and in Operation Desert Shield/Storm receiving several distinguished service honors and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Cromer is a member of many civic organizations including the American Legion, the Newberry Business Alliance and Chamber of Commerce, Ducks/Quail Unlimited and the Civitan Club of Prosperity.
Senator Cromer said, “I am honored to serve in the State Senate where I will continue the fight to make our community and state a better place in which to live, work, raise a family, and do business.”
Cromer said priorities for the coming year include cutting income taxes, working to fix our infrastructure, and reducing the tax burden on small businesses. Cromer is a pharmacist and a small business owner of Lorex Drugs and has received high ratings from both the S.C Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business.
He currently serves as chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and also serves on the Fish Game and Forestry, Finance, and Rules Committees.
Senator Cromer lives in Prosperity with his wife Linda. They have two daughters, Candace and Heather and four grandchildren.