Gloria Bromell-Tinubu is a candidate for SC's newest (7th) US Congressional District. She is a native of SC and a professor at Coastal Carolina University. She has dedicated her life to understanding the economic problems facing South Carolina and how to solve them. She is the kind of representative who cares about creating opportunity for ALL South Carolinians, not just the select few.
It is time we had a representative with less rhetoric and more education and experience. Dr. Bromell-Tinubu obtained her Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics before finishing her Ph.D. in Applied Economics. She chose her areas of study based on a desire to better understand the problems facing South Carolina, our rural communities, and the overall structure of our economy. Dr. Bromell-Tinubu was the first African American woman to earn a M.S. in Agricultural Economics (Dec. 1977) and the first African American, woman or man, to earn a Ph.D. in Applied Economics (Aug. 1986) at Clemson University.
Dr. Bromell-Tinubu appreciates the need for creating sustainable job growth with public investments in research and development. South Carolinians need someone in Washington who cares about getting them the training needed to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy. The people of South Carolina are receptive to progress, and they are ready to learn the skills necessary to move our economy forward. With Dr. Tinubu in Washington, we will have the best advocate for South Carolina’s advancement.
We must properly educate our children if we expect them to take advantage of future opportunities. Dr. Bromell-Tinubu understands the importance of having a preeminent public education system. Our children deserve to have the best education possible – from the very beginning of their learning development – regardless of where they come from or how much their parents can afford in the way of schooling. We cannot expect South Carolina to rise above the ranks until we provide our children with the same expectations.
Dr. Bromell-Tinubu understands that home ownership is a crucial step to realizing the American dream. She is dedicated to working towards the revitalization of the housing market so that all South Carolinians can enjoy the long-term benefits of homeownership. When more South Carolinians realize this kind of stability in their lives, they will be in a better position to work towards their goals of job training, career building, and supporting a healthy family.
Lastly, Dr. Bromell-Tinubu recognizes the importance of investing in affordable preventative healthcare. All of the foregoing can be undermined if we are not investing in basic healthcare for our citizens. South Carolina continually shows up at the bottom of the list when it comes to national health rankings. We can do better, and we will do better.
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Jonathan P. Edwards, J.D.