Hello, my name is Victor Kocher (pronounced “Ko-her”).
I grew up in a rural community where volunteering to help was more the norm than turning to the government for help.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accountancy from WVU (West Virginia University). During that time, I had to take a course in Income Tax Law and that is where I became concerned how the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) could easily morph into an American KGB. And those concerns were considered by others as far-fetched back then. (sound familiar?)
I considered myself to be a Republican until 1998; that is when I learned, while doing some research for my business, that Strom Thurmond, a REPUBLICAN, voted FOR the Brady Bill and Ernest Hollings, a DEMOCRAT, voted AGAINST it. This epiphany shook me to my core. I had to go back and check my results FIVE different times before I could accept it to be true. I FELT BETRAYED! I felt betrayed to the point that I convinced myself that I wasn’t going to waste my time voting ever again!
After some time had passed, I persuaded myself that NOT being involved in the political process would hand those who betrayed me a political victory. So, I looked for a new political party. It took me a couple of years to feel that the Libertarian Party was the party for me.
I am running for Congress in order to stop and push back the slow Progressive encroachments on our Liberties so that future generations may enjoy the blessings of these Liberties.
I would appreciate your support and vote on June 20, 2017.
Fiscal Responsibility with a Balance Budget
Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse
Replace the Income Tax with a National Sales Tax
Stop the Domestic Spying abuse
Protect the Second Amendment
Promote Sane Energy Policies
Cut Regulations Everywhere!
I ran a family business for 28 years in which we took one location and built it into seven locations within the Columbia area. This is where I learned, through the interactions with the bureaucrats, to question the true intent of some government officials.
I served on the SC Libertarian Party Executive Committee since 2000: I had held several positions within the SC Libertarian Party plus I served two two-year terms as Vice-Chairman and one two-year term as Chairman.
Also, I hosted a radio talk show in the Columbia, SC market called "Unauthorized Access" between 2003 and 2006 in which I talked about state and local politics.