Press Release

November 20, 2017

Maggie's List Proudly Endorses Catherine Templeton for Governor of South Carolina



November 20, 2017


Maggie’s List Proudly Endorses

Catherine Templeton for Governor of South Carolina:

Union-Busting Labor Attorney and

Former SC Cabinet Member


(Washington, D.C) - Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee dedicated to electing conservative women to office, is proud to announce the endorsement of Catherine Templeton for Governor of South Carolina. Catherine, who has spent virtually her entire career in the private sector, is the former Director of both the SC Department of Labor and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control under Former-Governor Nikki Haley.

Catherine is a conservative outsider and a fighter, with a track record of cutting wasteful government spending and putting taxpayer dollars to work without waste. Catherine has stood up to state-level corruption, the Obama Administration, and national labor unions to defend taxpayer dollars and American paychecks. As Governor of South Carolina, she will continue to fight for those principles.

“Catherine Templeton is a proven leader who will bring so much to the governor’s office of South Carolina. Her relentless work ethic, along with her fiscal conservatism and advocacy for South Carolina families, make her the right individual to lead the Palmetto State. We know she is the right candidate for South Carolina because she understands the need for less government and more fiscal conservatism,” states Sandra B. Mortham, Chairman of Maggie’s List and former Florida Secretary of State.

Catherine is a successful attorney, mother, wife and businesswoman, whose efforts fighting national labor unions in the private sector earned her an appointment to be Secretary of Labor under former Governor, now Ambassador, Nikki Haley. And when the Obama Administration was undermining South Carolina’s effort to bring in Boeing, Catherine was on the front lines fighting to keep jobs in South Carolina as a Right to Work state.

After Boeing set up shop and employed thousands of people in South Carolina, Catherine was asked to serve as the Director of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control where she continued to help deregulate and reform one of the state’s largest and most bloated state agencies.

Throughout her career, she has proven herself to be dedicated to South Carolina.

As governor, Catherine’s focus will be on cutting wasteful government spending, lowering taxes for South Carolinians, gearing public education toward better workforce development, and making South Carolina #1 for new jobs in the southeast.

She is the perfect balance of a private citizen who brings decades of business success to serve the citizens of South Carolina over the course of four years. This is the model of leadership that this nation sorely needs as we work to payoff trillions in debt created by career politicians.

“South Carolina is one of the most conservative states in our nation, and we can’t afford another career politician who says they will cut spending and waste, but never does,” said Catherine Templeton. “After spending years going toe-to-toe with union bosses, ignoring the criticism as I cleaned up two state agencies, and releasing corrupt state government contracts that were wasting taxpayer dollars — I’m not afraid to take on the good ol’ boys.”

“I am honored that Maggie’s List, a group dedicated to supporting fiscally conservative leadership, has chosen to endorse me in this very important race for South Carolina’s future.”


“For me, being a conservative means putting the taxpayers first — not going along with the status quo and cutting squishy deals for your political cronies. As Governor, I plan to fight for South Carolina paychecks every day and shake things up in Columbia.”


“Catherine Templeton upholds the values and leadership that Maggie’s List looks for in effective and principled leaders. As a fiscal conservative, Catherine will keep taxes low so that South Carolina families and businesses can thrive,” states Sandra B. Mortham.


Women currently hold only six governor’s seats. Currently four of the six women serving as governors are fiscal conservatives. Throughout history, only 39 women have ever served as governor in 28 states. This abysmal number is something that Maggie’s List works to correct to by electing fiscally conservative women to the U.S. House, Senate and now governor’s offices.


About Maggie’s List: 

Maggie's List is a federal PAC created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of conservative women elected to federal public office. Since 2010, this national group of dedicated women have had an outstanding record for endorsing successful candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Maggie’s List supports women candidates who stand for fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security. For more information on Maggie’s List, please visit, follow @maggieslist1 and like


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