From William Herlong:

Yesterday morning I officially announced my candidacy for SC Attorney General. In my announcement, I outlined the core principles for reforming the office of Attorney General and cleaning up the widespread level of ethical corruption in the State House.

Current State Attorney General Alan Wilson recused himself from the ethics probe that has already led to three top state elected officials pleading guilty and many other indictments. If our state government is to function properly, honestly, and fairly, we must have an Attorney General who is honest and independent, someone with experience and good judgment, and most importantly someone who recognizes that the good ol’ boy network is not really any good at all. Unfortunately, our current Attorney General does not meet any of these tests.

The Attorney General is a critical position in our form of government. The AG is the State’s chief legal counsel, chief securities officer, and chief prosecutor. The AG is responsible for protecting the public interest and holding everyone else accountable. The AG’s office has over 200 employees, including nearly 75 attorneys, and a budget of almost $60 million.

I have prosecuted and defended cases of every size, length, and degree of complexity on both the plaintiff and defense sides as part of law firms big and small (Covington & Burling in D.C. and the Wyche Firm and later Nelson Mullins in Greenville) and for the last 13 years on my own. I have also worked pro-bono in the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s office as part of a docket reduction project.  Outside of law, I served two terms on the Greenville County School Board where I promoted operating schools more like a business.

I am convinced the first antidote to corruption is to elect a new Attorney General who is dead-level serious about challenging the status quo and prosecuting malfeasance, regardless of title or influence, and who has the ability and the WILL to make that happen.  This is a challenge I relish. I cannot imagine anything more professionally or personally rewarding than using what I’ve learned over 32 years of law practice on behalf of the public of my home state to nail politicians who abuse the public trust. I’m eager for this fight.

I hope that you will take a moment to view the highlight video below from announcement and that I can count on your support in the Republican Primary this June.

WILLIAM HERLONG
CANDIDATE, SC ATTORNEY GENERAL

PS. If you would like to learn more about me and my campaign, please visit www.herlongforag.com.