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|Former candidate for|
|South Carolina Superintendent of Education|
is the chairman of the political science department at Furman University in Greenville, and an announced candidate for the Republican Party
nomination for Governor of South Carolina
in the 2010 gubernatorial election
He later withdrew from that race to campaign for South Carolina Superintendent of Education
Nelson lost the Republican primary to Mick Zais.
- ↑ Congressional Quarterly Politics, "Barrett Touts $300K Quarter for South Carolina Gov Bid," April 9, 2009
- ↑ WSPA, "Furman Professor Brent Nelson Out of Governors Race," July 28, 2009, accessed July 13, 2013
- ↑ Our Campaigns, "SC Superintendent of Education- R Primary," accessed July 24, 2013