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SOUTH CAROLINA

Your complete directory of South Carolina candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 30, 2022
Filing Deadline (Independents): July 25, 2022
Filing Deadline (Other Parties): August 15, 2022
Primary: June 14, 2022
Primary Runoff: June 28, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on April 9, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the general election.)
Henry McMaster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Harrison "Trucker Bob" Musselwhite (R) - Truck Driver & Anti-Vaccine Mandates Activist
Mindy Steele (R) - Political Consultant & Ex-Legislative Aide
Carlton Boyd (D)
Joe Cunningham (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Engineer
Mia McLeod (D) - State Sen. & Attorney
Calvin "CJ Mack" McMillan (D)
William "Cowboy" Williams (D) - Retired Postmaster, Vietnam War Veteran & '20 US Rep Candidate
Gary Votour (LAB) - Healthcare Advocate, Retired GIS Mapper & Progressive Activist
M. Bruce Reeves (L) - Land Clearing Contractor, Pastor & '10/'14 Candidate
Jokie Beckett Jr. (I) - Retired USAF Veteran
Michael Copland (I)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jim Hodges

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Pamela Evette (R)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mark Hammond (R)*
Keith Blandford (R) - Businessman, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Peggy Butler (D) - Ex-West Columbia City Councilwoman, Ex-Nurse, Veteran & '16 St Rep Nominee

STATE TREASURER:
Curtis Loftis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sarah Work (A) - Accountant, '18 Nominee & '20 St Sen Candidate

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Alan Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lauren Martel (R) - Attorney & '14 County Council Candidate

Mark Sanford - 2006

COMPTROLLER GENERAL:
Richard Eckstrom (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION:
[ Molly Spearman (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Travis Bedson (R) - Businessman
Bryan Chapman (R) - Florence School Board Member & Pastor
Kizzi Gibson (R) - Educator & GOP Activist
Lynda Leventis-Wells (R) - Greenville County School Board Member, Psychologist & Ex-Teacher
Kathy Maness (R) - Lexington City Councilwoman & State Teachers Union Exec Director
Ellen Weaver (R) - Think Tank President & Ex-Congressional Aide
Gary Burgess (D) - Ex-Anderson Dist School Superintendent, Educator & '14 Candidate
Lisa Ellis (D) - Teacher & Nonprofit Group Founder
Jerry Govan (D) - State Rep., Educator, USMC Veteran & '14 Candidate
Patricia Mickel (G) - Educator

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Hugh Weathers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill Bledsoe (R/C) - Veterinarian & Frequent Candidate
Bob Rozier (R) - Seed Industry Manager
David Edmond (G) - Pastor & Frequent Candidate
Chris Nelums (UC) - Pastor, Grant Writer & Frequent Candidate

Tom Turnipseed - 1978


SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

State House ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

State Senate
( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Tim Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Catherine Fleming Bruce (D) - Author & Democratic Activist
Angela Geter (D) - Accountant, Democratic Activist & '17 St Sen Candidate
Krystle Matthews (D) - State Rep. & Engineering Planner
Larry Adams Jr. (I)

Davis - Libertarian

Lindsey Graham (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Nancy Mace (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Katie Arrington (R) - Ex-State Rep., Cybersecurity Analyst & '18 Nominee
Lynz Piper-Loomis (R) - Motivational Speaker, Realtor & Ex-EMT Paramedic
Annie Andrews (D) - Pediatrician & Gun Control Activist
Joe Oddo (A) - Merger/Acquisitions Consultant, Writer & Frequent Candidate
Lucas Faulk (LAB)

District 2:
Joe Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Judd Larkins (D) - Grocery Store Owner

Lindsey Graham

District 3:
Jeff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 4:
William Timmons (R)* - (Campaign Site)
George Abuzeid (R) - Airline Pilot, Ex-Congressional Aide & Navy Veteran
Mark Burns (R) - Pastor, National Guard Veteran, MAGA Activist & '18 Candidate
Michael LaPierre (R) - Retired Businessman, Pastor & '20 US Sen Candidate
Ken Hill (D) - Business Consultant & '04 Pres Candidate
Michael Chandler (C) - Confederate Heritage Activist & Frequent Candidate

Liz Patterson

District 5 :
Ralph Norman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Eckert (D) - Community Organizer & Ex-Biological Science Technician
Evangeline Hundley (D) - Realtor
Larry Gaither Jr. (G) - IT Manager & '16 Candidate

District 6:
Jim Clyburn (D)* - (House Majority Whip Site) - (Campaign Site)
Michael Addison (D) - Chiropractor & Public Insurance Adjuster
Gregg "Marcel" Dixon (D) - Teacher & Racial Justice Reparations Activist
Duke Buckner (R) - Ex-Walterboro City Councilman, Attorney & '20 US Sen Candidate
Sonia Morris (R)

District 7:
Tom Rice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Barbara Arthur (R) - Women's Ministry Speaker, Businesswoman & MAGA Activist
Garrett Barton (R) - Physician
Russell Fry (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Mark McBride (R) - Ex-Myrtle Beach Mayor, '17 Mayor Candidate & '20 St Rep Candidate
Spencer Morris (R) - Pharmacist
Ken Richardson (R) - Horry County School Board Chair & Ex-Auto Dealer
Daryl Scott (D)
Keenan Dunham (L) - Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate
Larry Guy Hammond (L) - Pastor, Ex-Businessman & '18/'20 Candidate



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jim DeMint - 1998

Alliance Party of South Carolina (A)
Constitution Party of South Carolina (C)
South Carolina Democratic Party (D)
South Carolina Green Party (G)
South Carolina Labor Party (LAB)
Libertarian Party of South Carolina (L)
South Carolina Republican Party (R)
United Citizens Party (UC)
South Carolina Working Families Party (WF)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


Bryan Dorn

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

SCVotes.org


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

SC Republican Party

Aiken Standard
Anderson Independent-Mail
Beaufort Gazette
Charleston City Paper (Alternative)
Charleston Mercury
Charleston Post & Courier
Chester News & Reporter
The State (Columbia)
FitsNews.com (Conservative)
Florence Morning News
Greenville Business Magazine
Greenville News
Greenwood Index-Journal
Hartsville Messenger
Hilton Head Island Packet
Kingstree News
Lancaster News
Lexington County Chronicle
Myrtle Beach Sun-News
Orangeburg Times and Democrat
Pawley's Island Coastal Observer
Seneca Daily Journal
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Statehouse Report
Sumter Item
WCBD TV-2 (NBC - Charleston)
WCIV TV-4 (ABC - Charleston)
WCSC TV-5 (CBS - Charleston)
WLTX TV-19 (CBS - Columbia)
WOLO TV-25 (ABC - Columbia)
WPDE TV-15 (ABC - Florence/Myrtle Beach)

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