For the second time in less than ten years, S.C. Rep. Ralph Norman of Rock Hill has his sights set on a higher office.
This time, the developer-turned-lawmaker said he is considering running for lieutenant governor in 2014. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2006 against longtime democratic incumbent John Spratt.
Norman said he wants to use the office to advocate on such things as budget issues.
“On spending I would advocate things that should be funded and not be funded,” Norman said. “I would, obviously, be on task with the governor on things that she thinks is important.”
Norman said he agrees with Governor Nikki Haley’s approach to ethics issues.
Norman said another reason he wants to run for lieutenant governor is because incumbent Republican Glenn McConnell has said he is stepping down when his term expires next year.
Norman also supports a constitutional amendment that would require the governor and lieutenant governor to run on the same ticket.