In Columbia, Jay has...

  • Raised teacher salaries, now exceeding the average for Southeastern states

  • Increased funding for school resource officers and mental health officers in our public schools


  • Reformed the business license tax application and payment process to make it easier on small businesses


  • Been a champion for 2nd Amendment rights and has sponsored numerous pieces of pro-gun legislation.


  • Created the Veteran Affairs Department to strengthen veteran services across the state


  • Allocated funds to cover insurance for firefighters if they are diagnosed with cancer


  • Increased salaries for law enforcement officers and first-responders throughout the state