(Alexandria, VA) – Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, a national non-partisan senior citizen’s group, announced today that Curtis Bostic has earned the Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. Bostic is in a runoff against former Governor Mark Sanford for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in South Carolina’s 1st District.
Boone, still performing at concerts, was a recording, movie and TV star with over 45 million records sold and 38 top 10 hits during his career. In the 1950’s only Elvis Presley sold more records.
Boone labeled Bostic a “fighter for the elderly. I’m still singing at concerts,” Boone said in a prepared statement, “but today I’m singing the praises of Curtis Bostic. As a former U.S. Marine, Curtis Bostic can always be counted on to be faithful to his office. And Curtis Bostic can always be counted on to be faithful to those who place him in office. He will not abandon his duties. He can also always be counted on to protect Social Security and Medicare and he will be a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior citizens, as well as all taxpayers, regardless of age. 60 Plus calls on nearly 7.5 million seniors nationally for support, over 57,000 in the Palmetto State, and well over 12,000 in the 1st District, so I believe I can speak on behalf of all taxpayers when I say that they can always, always count on Curtis Bostic. He will make you proud.”
The Association’s Guardian Award is presented to Democrats and Republicans in Congress based on their “senior friendly” voting records. The Honorary Award is given to those running for office and is based on their views on seniors’ issues.
Past recipients include South Carolina’s U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott; U.S. Representatives Joe Wilson (R-2nd), Jeff Duncan (R-3rd), Trey Gowdy (R-4th), Mick Mulvaney (R-5th) and Tom Rice (R-7th). Other recipients include U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) as well as U.S. Representative William Clay (D-MO).