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October 6, 2010


GRAY COURT, S.C. – October 6, 2010 – Greg Snoad is confirmed to speak to two different student groups at the University of South Carolina and Furman University during the month of October. Snoad, a Greenville County high school social studies teacher, launched his write-in campaign for the South Carolina U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jim DeMint on September 6.

Snoad’s platform focuses on bipartisanship and developing mutually satisfactory solutions to issues, offering voters what he calls a chance to make a symbolic vote for civil political discussion. His campaign is being conducted entirely through social media, primarily Facebook and Twitter. The Snoad campaign’s Facebook group page has accumulated over 900 members in 4 weeks.

“The focus of my campaign is a more comprehensive approach to politics,” said Snoad. “We ought to determine what we can agree on and from there make change that will be satisfactory to all parties.”

The University of South Carolina chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host Snoad on Monday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Russell Building on USC’s campus in Columbia. Snoad will also speak to the Furman University College Democrats in Greenville on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patrick lecture hall at Plyler Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

“By writing in Greg Snoad for U.S. Senate, voters have the chance to say they want to see less polarization between political leaders and parties and more real political decision-making,” said Snoad. “I also hope that the use of social media as a management tool for the campaign will virally demonstrate how many people agree with the idea that we need less political gridlock.”

Greg Snoad has taught social studies at Mauldin High School for 25 years. He teaches government, economics, European History, and Global Studies. He has served on the Gray Court Town Council, and currently serves on the Gray Court Planning Commission, and the Board of Directors of the Pleasant View Community Center. He has been active in political campaigns for many years, and has always tried to bring real-life issues to his classroom teaching. He is a graduate of the University of Western Illinois, with a BA and MA in Political Science. He is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and was named South Carolina Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2001.


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