At the North Myrtle Beach Republican Club meeting on January 9th, Senator Greg Hembree enthusiastically announced Greg Duckworth’s run for SC House Seat 104.  Hembree was speaking on how important it is for people to be actively present for service in order to make our communities better places to live, saying, “You’re either at the table, or you’re on the menu.”

The Honorable Hembree went on to emphasize Mr. Duckworth’s history of being “at the table”, touching on his important part of the successful growth of North Myrtle Beach while on City Council, and mentioning that Duckworth is a “problem solver” and never “someone to speak highly of himself” - instead preferring the collaboration mentality of “we did it” – in other words, Greg Duckworth is a team player.  The three-term Councilman Greg Duckworth is always ready, willing and able, at the table, and not one to sit back and be merely present.  Without further adieu, Mr. Hembree said, “It’s a privilege and a pleasure to introduce my friend, Greg Duckworth.”

Duckworth looked refreshed and ready for this challenge, opening by saying,  “the best of intentions, the best of plans, sometimes can result in complacency.  I’m tired of the SC House Seat 104 putting us on the menu.  Put me in, coach!  I’m ready to play!” he said.  He went on to present a hypothetical situation, asking those gathered how long they think they would collect a paycheck for a job they only showed up and did work for only 60% of the time.  All were in agreement it would be wise to consider someone new for that job, someone who would make the seat relevant again.   He let everyone know he’s ready to be actively present in the State House, and then asked those in attendance to consider him for the job.  The reply was a rousing round of applause before Mr. Duckworth ended with “I would be honored to continue my public service at the next level for you.”

Mayor Marilyn Hatley was excited as she immediately stood up to endorse Duckworth, saying “He won’t brag about himself, but I can certainly stand up here and brag about Greg Duckworth.  This is a man who works very hard for his constituents.  I know no other person who has given of his talents in the way Mr. Duckworth has given.  He has saved our city thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 12 years by giving of his time and his talent while on North Myrtle Beach City Council.”  Ms. Hatley touched on the current person in SC House Seat 104 having an “I” mentality.  She stressed the importance of having someone who would be willing to be a team player and said “we need somebody up there who is going to say “we” - that person being Greg Duckworth.

She closed saying, “I promise you Greg Duckworth will work, and he will have that respect that we need.  With a good strong, community campaign we can win this election.  Greg Duckworth is a visionary!  He will work hard…Greg & Greg…what a wonderful team!”