Charles Bolden endorses James Smith

October 30, 2018
Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s own Charles Bolden is an extraordinary American hero – astronaut, former head of NASA, and Marine Corps Major General.

He’s also a supporter of James Smith and Mandy Powers Norrell for governor and lieutenant governor of his home state.

Gen. Bolden said:

“James Smith is a rare patriot and public servant, someone who has gone above and beyond for his country and for South Carolina. In my career, I’ve met some dedicated people, but I’ve never met anyone else who resigned his commission as a JAG officer and started over as an enlisted man, just so he could fight America’s enemies.

“He brings that same kind of selfless dedication to service in the political realm, and I can tell that he and Mandy make a tremendous team, and are just what we need to lead South Carolina to a brighter future.

“Their positive, can-do approach to issues is just what is needed in public life today.”

James Smith said:

“I am deeply humbled to have the support of Gen. Bolden, who has always been a personal, inspirational hero of mine. He has reached for the stars, and that’s just what Mandy and I are going to help South Carolina do.

“We’re not about to let him down.”