Tuesday, February 2, 2009
Contact: Talbert Black, Jr.
803-767-1152 (m)


Ballentine to speak at “Meet your Representative” event

Irmo, SC – An open invitation has been extended to the residents of Lexington and Richland Counties and other interested persons to meet Representative Nathan Ballentine on Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Northwest YMCA. There is no charge to attend.

Representative Ballentine will be the guest of honor at this second in a series of “Meet your Representative” events. He has been invited to speak about his background, political philosophy and goals for the current legislative session. After his comments, he will take questions from the audience. All in attendance will receive information on how to contact their representatives in the State House.

“Nathan Ballentine is at the front of the charge to make the government of South Carolina accountable to the people of this state,” said Talbert Black, Jr., the SC 2nd Congressional District Coordinator for Campaign for Liberty , and sponsor of the event. Mr. Black added, “It is refreshing to see a representative who truly thinks of himself as a servant of the community.” Because Nathan Ballentine wants to devote his position as our State Representative to genuine public service, he has committed to contribute his legislative salary to worthy causes in our community, such as scholarships, youth groups, and charitable causes. “Public service should not be about personal gain,” Nathan believes.

The Northwest YMCA is located at 1501 Kennerly Road in Irmo, SC. The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room. Call the YMCA at 407-8007 for directions. For more information, contact Talbert Black, Jr., at 767-1152 or