Meet the Candidate: Jason Mills (South Carolina)

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Candidate Name:

Jason Mills

Photo provided by the campaign

Candidate’s Preferred Pronouns

He, Him, His

What office are you running for?

State Senate District 41

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date


Why are you running for office?

To provide real world experience to the general assembly in an effort to better change our environment, education system, and healthcare model. The State of South Carolina needs to update its way of governing a populace and embrace a mindset that dedicates its resources and goals around population health.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

Lack of change based on “that’s the way we’ve always done things”. I’ve heard it stated as “the good ol’ boy” system. As a trained and experienced health care professional I have solved problems with an evidence-based approach. We have the data to support much of the change needed in the Lowcountry but it comes up against agendas maintained by the old guard. I intend to point out the ill-thought-out programs, the lack of foresight, and complete ineptitude of a system geared to only suit those of the upper class. And force the defendants of the “old model” to face real data and then explain to the citizens of South Carolina why they are opting for a less efficient, more costly, and less diverse option.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

Approach those topics everyone agrees on: Want clean water to drink tomorrow? Want your children to have an opportunity to do better? Want the ability to live your life without the fear of medical bankruptcy? I have yet to meet a person who would state “no” to any of the above questions. That’s the easy part. Then it’s explaining how those get paid for without raising taxes but rather rerouting existing tax based revenue. For example, we are just now discussing lifting the ban to sell liquor on Sundays. Let’s take the tax applied to Sunday liquor sales and dedicate that towards our public education systems.

Who is your hero?

Theodore Roosevelt

What are your hobbies?

Woodworking, exercising, watching football

What is the most recent book you read?

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

Yes, 2 children (twins, age 10), 3 dogs, and a creeper vine that comes back every year outside my garage.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Follow me on twitter and facebook and go to my website to learn a bit more.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

If you could solve one of the world’s problems what would it be?
Gender equality (that’ll then solve a bunch of the others)

Do you think the economy is strong?
(pre-COVID-19 I would say numbers can be interpreted different ways, my feelings are you can’t rely on a gig economy – eventually it will be bust) (post-COVID-19 the economy will recover, let’s just hope the path to recovery has it’s citizens in mind and not the liquidity of corporations)

Candidate Social Media:

Website| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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