Billy Swails, himself just recently elected as mayor of Mt. Pleasant, has endorsed Congressman Gresham Barrett in his GOP gubernatorial primary bid.

Barrett is in the Lowcountry today in advance of a televised debate tonight.

Swails’ statement:

“Mayor of one of the fastest growing areas of our State, I know Gresham Barrett understands how to usher in a new era of economic opportunity in South Carolina,” said Swails. “His experience as a small business owner and his years of leading men and women in the U.S. Army make him uniquely prepared to serve as South Carolina’s next Governor. Gresham is the only candidate with a comprehensive plan to create jobs, attract new industry to the Palmetto State and improve the climate for our existing businesses.”