As chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, Matt Moore has focused on recruiting young activists, developing new technology, protecting the state’s “First in the South” primary and growing the party’s Victory 365 ground operation.
He recently answered a few questions about his first term as South Carolina’s GOP Chairman, including efforts to connect with the business community and how the state’s business climate is best served by having Republican leadership.
“We always aim to be a partner and friend to the business community,” Moore said. “Good policy is good politics, so we try to recruit diverse candidates who represent the very best of what our state has to offer. Diversity of business and personal experience is very important.”
Moore says the South Carolina GOP has also encouraged elected officials to support pro-growth policies and stop harmful policies like Common Core and Obamacare, adopting the position instead that each state can best solve its own challenges with its own solutions.
“In the 21st century economy, states compete for jobs and investments,” Moore said. “It’s not just about recruiting new businesses -- we want our existing businesses to stay and flourish.”
The South Carolina GOP Chairman is elected by the party’s grassroots leaders, with terms that last two years. Moore will be on the ballot again May 2, 2015.