Social workers’ association endorses state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in gubernatorial race
South Carolina’s chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is endorsing state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in the race to be the South Carolina’s next governor. The group made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.
“As social workers, it’s our job to protect children, families, and South Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens. For South Carolina to be a place of just, equitable communities we need an honest governor who supports and respects our work. That’s why we back Vincent Sheheen,” said Marjorie Hammock, a social worker and member of the association.
A group of 20 social workers appeared with Sheheen for the announcement and cited his commitment to ending dysfunction at the Department of Social Services, his work to lower caseloads for social workers and his acceptance of federal tax dollars.
“South Carolina’s social workers are doing vital work and they deserve an honest governor who will support and respect them,” Sheheen said. “I have been proud to stand with our social workers and so many others to put an end to the toxic culture and gross mismanagement at Nikki Haley’s DSS that has allowed the lives of children to be put in danger and working South Carolinians to be viewed only as a statistic. I am honored to receive this endorsement for governor and look forward to restoring honesty and accountability together.”