Mick Mulvaney began his journey into politics years ago.
Long before the discussions about school vouchers or housing developments and before his run two years ago for the S.C. House District 45 seat, Mulvaney was interested in the political process.
"I worked on Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign. I stuffed envelopes for Reagan in Mecklenburg County," Mulvaney said. "I've been close to politics since I was young."
Mulvaney, 41, was born in Alexandria, Va., but has lived in the Charlotte area since he was 1.