FITSNews Candidate Survey: Heather Wood

What’s your name? Heather Wood Where are you from? Spartanburg, SC What office are you running for? SC Statehouse District 37 What political party do you belong to? Republican What’s your occupation? Account Manager for a marketing firm. Are you a government employee or does your company receive contracts, incentives…

What’s your name? Heather Wood

Where are you from? Spartanburg, SC

What office are you running for? SC Statehouse District 37

What political party do you belong to? Republican

What’s your occupation? Account Manager for a marketing firm.

Are you a government employee or does your company receive contracts, incentives or other monetary subsidization from any government entity? (If yes, feel free to provide details). No.

Why are you running for this office? This community has been a big part of my family for three generations, so I am truly invested and committed to the people of Boiling Springs and Inman, and I believe they deserve one of their own to represent them.

What do you see as the most important issue facing your community/ city/ state/ country? (Please answer for each category irrespective of the office you are seeking). Focusing on community, city and state; infrastructure is a very serious problem for each of these categories. I realize we borrowed approximately a half a billion dollars as a part of last year’s budget to fix our roads, and we could have a conversation about how we had the money and didn’t need to borrow, but regardless- our roads and bridges are not being repaired in a timely manner. How are we supposed to be economically viable and attract businesses (jobs) with our roads and bridges in such disrepair?

As far as our country goes, the only true way to have an impact in turning this country around if for each state to have true conservatives representing the people, those with backbone to stand up to the federal government.

What would you do if elected to address those issues? I will work with those who are like-minded to accomplish our goals. I will not compromise my principles for the other side, and will fight to uphold the values our state and country were founded upon.

Why should people vote for you? I will bring honesty and integrity back to this seat. I have worked on numerous campaigns and already have a political network, and I believe this will help to give me the leverage to accomplish more for our community than my opponent.

If you are running in a contested election, why should people not vote for your opponent(s)? In my opponent’s first session, she voted to put my generation approximately a billion dollars in debt between the money which was borrowed for Boeing and the roads. She is not from this community, and hasn’t lived here in months, and only just moved back to run for the seat again. In general, she has been largely absent from her district.

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I'llBeYourHuckleberry April 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm


Will Folks aka Sic April 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm

well she is in the “next” generation. that’s actually the cool thing about this forum. we let the candidates submit whatever picture they want to run w/ the format.

P.O. Strom April 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Actually, the only cool thing about this forum are the made up stories

EJB April 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I’ll disagree with that. Mr. Folks, as far as I can tell, does not censor anyone on this site and there are times I wish he would (he takes some pretty tough shots to the ribs). But, like in government, once you start down that slippery slope its hard to maintain a firm footing. I am appreciative of being able to speak my mind here.

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Hear, Hear, EJB!!!! He does take some pretty harsh criticism and does not censor. That is very admirable, IMHO. This is really the last place in Columbia where you can make an anonymous post, share insider info, and the like. WLTX, WIS, The State, and the like have taken that away, courtesy of Fecebook.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I wish I had been here when he had to make the hard choices of who to ban until a community was built up. The whiners are almost as bad as the animals… but not by much.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I don’t know how he keeps the little kids from screwing it all up. Every forum I’ve started attracts people who want to destroy it, using the threat of screaming “censorship!” to destroy the medium..
The people here aren’t bit brains like on Breitbart.. but I don’t understand why.

Wooda, Coulda, Shoulda April 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I would like to offer the following theme song for Ms. Wood’s campaign.

You’re welcome.

southmauldin April 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Out of one side of her mouth, she talks about being angry with the lousy roads and infrastructure. The other side states that she is a true conservative i.e. not raising taxes. I have just one small question.
Typical right wing spoiled brat without any working experience in the real world. Next….

Smirks April 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm


I would hope she would answer “By making SCDoT do it’s damn job instead of some of the bullshit they’re doing now.” Even then, though, what if that turned out to not be enough? Would she raise taxes then? It’s like she isn’t even considering that as a possibility. Quite naive if you ask me.

Reading this doesn’t make me honestly believe she knows what she wants to accomplish in office. “I’ll work with like-minded people, won’t compromise my principles” is generic rhetoric that translates into “I have no idea what I’m doing, I’ll just follow some ass clown who sounds like he does but, in reality, gets a big fat check from out-of-state interests and is beholden to anyone but the actual taxpayers.” Zero substance, man.

The powers that be hate idea men/women, they hate leaders, they hate solutions and they hate compromise. What they love are followers. And I’m sure they’ll love this person.

John April 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Does she bang? What’s her favorite position? Is she open to trading favors? Is she going to take that stupid stud out of her nose if elected?

These are the questions you should be asking, Will.

shifty henry April 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Koala Man, your breeding time is about to run out. Ya’ better make your move…..

Koalas are seasonal breeders, and births take place from October to May. Females in oestrus tend to hold their head further back than usual and commonly display tremors and spasms. However, males do not appear to recognise these signs, and have been observed to mount non-oestrous females.

Because of his much larger size, a male can usually force himself on a female, mounting her from behind, and in extreme cases the male may pull the female out of the tree. A female may scream and vigorously fight off her suitors, but will submit to one who is dominant, or who is more familiar.

The bellows and screams that accompany matings can attract other males to the scene, obliging the incumbent to delay mating and fight the intruders off. These fights may allow the female to assess who is dominant. Older males usually have accumulated scratches, scars and cuts on the exposed parts of their noses and on their eyelids. (Wiki.)

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Koalas smell like cough drops – the cheap kind.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 12:53 am

Women have told me that hunters make the best lovers because they—
[1].. go deep in the bush
[2]..only shoot once
[3] what they shoot

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 12:57 am

eat first, shoot later.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 1:06 am

fixed it …. (perfectionists—-pshaw!)

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 1:09 am

if you don’t get the order right.. it’s a whole different joke.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Eats shoots and leaves.


Eats, shoots and leaves?

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 12:52 am

Do ya’ think Riverbanks would let folks watch an actual mating event? Some folks would actually donate $$$ to see that action, and for some it could qualify as an educational experience….

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 6:14 pm

“Is she going to take that stupid stud out of her nose if elected?”

I dunno. It doesn’t look as bad as a permanently disfiguring tattoo would. It is smaller, less obtrusive visually, and best of all, not permanent. I don’t have a problem with those little studs on women. I used to frequent a coffee shop and one of my favorite baristas had one. She was quite an attractive lady but still, I always wondered how she dealt with allergies and colds. It always seemed like the clasp or whatever on the inside that holds it in would be a gathering point for boogers, snot, and such. I’m guessing a woman who chooses to wear one would necessarily have some of the fittest sinuses to be found in the world. This would be great for her kids and grandkids if the trait were passed on.

easterndumbfuckastan April 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

If I had to guess I’d say it’s magnetic and not an actual hole in her nose. Most of the really small ones like that are magnetic.

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Thanks for clarifying that, EDF! I always wondered how they kept those little clasps from getting encrusted. Geeze, they still have to have extraordinary sinuses. If they had my sinuses, in this weather, they would have to replace the magnet and the stud every few minutes from sneezing attacks.


euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm


shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 1:03 am

Duck Tape…

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 1:10 am

See there? Not only do you know a lot of weird jokes, you can spell duck tape.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

Duck Tape (the original) — I keep a roll of every solid color.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm

so a really tight squeaky sneeze might suck the inside part down her throat… or propel it into her date’s coffee?

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 9:18 pm

… or make him think he had a kidney stone from hell…

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

I thought the stud was quite dainty, myself.

Jim Parsons April 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm Reply
shifty henry April 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I’m prepared to buy her a pitcher of Margaritas…….

SCBlueWoman April 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Don’t light a match near that hair. Poof!

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

What do you gals put in your hair to make it look like plastic, anyway?

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Not being open to raising taxes to fix the roads is something I find quite admirable. If my driveway needed paving, I couldn’t go out and tax the ants in my yard additionally for funds to pave my driveway. I would have to figure out just exactly what I needed to do without or how to legitimately raise the funds to accomplish this.

Similarly, I am sick to death of these politicians whose knee-jerk reaction to a need, real or perceived, is to raise taxes. It is even scarier that so many of you who vote see this as an acceptable way to do the public’s business. There is so much pork in the State (or ANY government’s) budget that places to cut back and make funding can be found. I admire Heather’s attitude with regard to not being inclined to raise taxes to fix the roads and wish her well in her bid for office. My only regret is that she is not in my district, where I could vote for her.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Too much eyebrow makeup.

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Well, there is always that. I’d still vote for her, even shave my face so I could offer the lady a clean place to sit.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I’d like to see an interview, to see if maybe she says “like” a lot… or has a valley girl accent.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm

“Ferrrr shurrrrrrr” is how TBG would bet.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

That’s exactly what I was thinking.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Thank God TBG doesn’t live in that district.

It would somehow feel *dirty* to be alone in a voting booth selecting someone who appears to be all of 14……

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 12:57 am

As long as she doesn’t have a high, squeaky voice…

shifty henry April 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I was curious about that because I’ve never seen that before…

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Women’s faces are what funny cars were in the 60’s – a place for experimental art.

EJB April 2, 2014 at 3:51 pm

If the Democrats didn’t have the Republicans scant efforts to hold back spending imagine where we would be. There will never be enough money for the Democrats. They will spend every penny you give them and accuse you of being stingy if you deny them the next penny they demand. God himself couldn’t create enough money for Democrats. Yes, I have particular disdain for Democrats but recognize that a good many Republicans behave in much the same manner, still even those posers spend less than the out-in-the-open Democrats.

ReElect Nikki April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase,”damning with faint praise.”

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Every word you said is true, EJB! We have views which are very similar except I will berate the liberal, tax-and-spend, Republicans more quickly and harder than the Democrats because to me, that is expected Democrat behavior. The Republicans should know better. It’s like the analogy I often use that I have infinitely more respect for the drug dealer or manufacturer than I would a crooked cop who was taking bribes from the dealer or manufacturer. The drug dealer or manufacturer is just doing what he does to make a living, but the cop taking bribes from him is going against everything he stands for.

This is a big part of why I would be happy as a clam to see scumbags like John McCain and Lindsey Graham beaten by anyone, even a Democrat. They fly in the face of what they are supposed to be doing for the taxpayers and citizens of this country. I don’t worry about Democrats gaining seats if they win over either one because those seats are already controlled by the Democrats as these two will bend over and grab their ankles anytime the Dems ask them to.

ReElect Nikki April 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I am opposed to “honesty and integrity.”I want “Conservative values.”

Blair Pettrey April 2, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Honestly? Why not let someone (ANYONE) who is not affiliated with the crap that is currently going on – join the ranks. I don’t believe in career politicians – nor do I think it takes “Political” Experience to know how to successfully be representative. It’s OF THE PEOPLE and FOR THE PEOPLE – SC needs a change – and desperately so. Give the gal a change.

Bible Thumper April 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Question 1: Will you agree to debate your estranged step mother?
Question 2: When do you expect to lose your baby teeth?

Bible Thumper April 2, 2014 at 8:42 pm

By the way, I predict fits will be endorsing Wood in this primary.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 1:08 am

If there is a debate I sincerely hope that Will provides us a video (unedited).

anon. April 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

A nose stud is what I want in an elected conservative.

CorruptionInColumbia April 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I knew a guy years ago, who fancied himself as quite the nose stud. He was turned on by women’s nostrils and only really enjoyed nasal sex.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 12:55 am

I actually saw that happen once.

BJ's are awesome! April 3, 2014 at 12:41 am

I prefer tongue studs.

ScrewedNSC April 3, 2014 at 9:31 am

I bet the cuff and collar don’t match!

BrigidBernadette April 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

We need her and other millennial hipsters, nose rings and tattoos be damned, to ever hope to attract conservative voters younger than 50. The average lo-info voter’s lack of sophistication reduces it all to liberals=cool, and conservatives=meanies. Unless something changes at the RNC, we will continue to lose elections. And if we tout individualism and liberty, then demand every candidate be a silver-haired checked-pants Republican, then we look like bigger idiots than our opposition.

easterndumbfuckastan April 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Good speech by Ms. Wood. Not bad for a 23 year old.


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