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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, 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): July , 2018
Filing Deadline (Other Parties): August , 2018
Primary: June 12, 2018
Primary Runoff: June 26, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on March 30, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the election.)

Henry McMaster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Bryant (R) - Lt. Governor & Ex-State Sen.
Yancey McGill (R) - Ex-Lt. Governor, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-Democrat
Catherine Templeton (R) - Ex-State Cabinet Member, Attorney & Manufacturing Consultant
John Warren (R) - Mortgage Company Executive & Iraq War Veteran
Phil Noble (D) - Political Consultant, Non-Profit Group Founder & '94 Lt Gov Candidate
James Smith (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Afghan War Veteran
Marguerite Willis (D) - Attorney & Wife of Ex-Florenca Mayor Frank Willis
Martin Barry (American) - Medical Research Associate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Jim Hodges

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Kevin Bryant (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Pamela Evette (R) - Businesswoman & Accountant
John Scott (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep & Realtor
James Cartee (American) - Theatre Director

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mark Hammond (R)*
Nelson Faerber (R) - Attorney & Afghan War Veteran
Joshua Putnam (R) - State Rep. & Landscape Supervisor
Kerry Wood (R) - Political Consultant, Computer Programmer & USAF Veteran
Melvin Whittenburg (D) - Retired Army Officer & Businessman

STATE TREASURER:
Curtis Loftis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rosalyn Glenn (D) - Financial Advisor & Baptist Minister
Sarah Work (American) - Accountant

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Alan Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Todd Atwater (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
William Herlong (R) - Attorney
Constance Anastopoulo (D) - Law Professor & Attorney

SC Republican Party

COMPTROLLER GENERAL:
Richard Eckstrom (R)*

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION:
Molly Spearman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Israel Romero (D) - Consultant & '12 State Rep Candidate

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Hugh Weathers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Edmond (Green) - Minister & Frequent Candidate
Chris Nelums (United Citizens) - 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:

Lindsey Graham (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Electon in 2020.
Mark Sloan (R) - Minister & Manufacturing Executive

Davis - Libertarian

Tim Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Mark Sanford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Katie Arrington (R) - State Rep. & Defense Contractor Sales Executive

Dmitri Cherny (R) - Business Consultant, Ex-Democrat & '14/'16 Candidate
Joe Cunningham (D) - Attorney & Ocean Engineer
Toby Smith (D) - Minister, Non-Profit Consultant, Ex-CIA Agent & '15 Mayor Candidate

District 2:
Joe Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Black (D) - Ex-Barnwell School Board Member, Retired Federal Employee & Frequent Candidate
Sean Carrigan (D) - Real Estate Agent & Retired Army Sergeant
Annabelle Robertson (D) - Attorney & Progressive Activist
Sonny Narang (American) - Liquor Store Owner

Lindsey Graham

District 3:
Jeff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hosea Cleveland (D) - Insurance Agency Owner, Civil Engineer, Army Veteran & '14/'16 Candidate
Mary Geren (D) - College Instructor & '16 State Rep. Nominee
Dave Moore (American) - Retired Library of Congress Employee & Vietnam War Veteran

District 4:
[ Trey Gowdy (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Dan Albert (R)
Barry Bell (R) - Employee Benefits Sales Manager & Afghan War Veteran
Lee Bright (R) - Ex-State Sen., Insurance Agency Owner & '14 US Sen Candidate
Stephen Brown (R) - Attorney & Ex-Greenville County GOP Chair
Mark Burns (R) - Pastor, Army Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist
James Epley (R) - Businessman & Trump Campaign Activist
Dan Hamilton (R) - State Rep., Real Estate Broker & Ex-Congressional Aide
Josh Kimbrell (R) - Spartanburg County GOP Chair & Radio Show Host
John Marshall Mosser (R) - Attorney
Shannon Pierce (R) - Health Care Executive & Nurse
Justin Sanders (R) - Community Services Coordinator & Army Veteran
Claude Schmid (R) - Retired Army Colonel, Businessman & Iraq War Veteran
William Timmons (R) - State Sen., Attorney & Businessman
Brandon Brown (D) - University Official, Ex-Businessman & '04 Nominee
J.T. Davis (D) - Businessman, Mechanical Engineer & Army Veteran
Eric Graben (D) - Attorney & Ex-Greenville County Democratic Chair
Will Morin (D) - Non-Profit Executive & Athletic Trainer
Lee Turner (D) - Businesswoman & Accountant
Guy Furay (American) - Insurance Agent

Liz Patterson

District 5 :
Ralph Norman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Ali (D) - Paralegal
Steve Lough (D) - Professional Circus Clown
Sidney Moore (D) - Ex-York County Councilman, Retired Businessman & '14 US Sen Candidate
Archie Parnell (D) - Ex-Wall Street Executive, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '17 Nominee
Michael Chandler (Constitution) - Confederate Heritage Activist & '16 Nominee

District 6:
Jim Clyburn (D)* - (House Asst. Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Gerhard Gressmann (R) - Pastor, Retired Federal Employee & Vietnam War Veteran
Bryan Pugh (Green) - Graduate Research Assistant & Ex-Police Officer

District 7:
Tom Rice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Larry Guy Hammond (R) - Pastor & Ex-Businessman
Bruce Fischer (D) - Psychologist & Vietnam War Veteran
Bill Hopkins (D) - Attorney & Ex-Mill Worker
Mal Hyman (D) - College Professor
Robert Williams (D) - State Rep., Business Development Consultant & Iraq War Veteran
Dick Withington (Libertarian) - Retired Businessman, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jim DeMint - 1998

American Party of South Carolina
Constitution Party of South Carolina
South Carolina Democratic Party
South Carolina Green Party
Libertarian Party of South Carolina
South Carolina Republican Party
South Carolina Working Families Party


Bryan Dorn

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

SCVotes.org


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Mark Sanford - 2006

Aiken Standard
Anderson Independent-Mail
Beaufort Gazette
Carolina Morning News (Beaufort)
Charleston City Paper (Alternative)
Charleston Mercury
Charleston Post & Courier
Chester News & Reporter
Columbia Point (Alternative)
Columbia The State
FitsNews.com (Conservative)
Florence Morning News
Greenville News
Greenwood Index-Journal
Greenville Magazine
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
SCHeadlines.com
SCHotline.com
Seneca Daily Journal-Messenger
South Carolina's Information Highway
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Statehouse Report
Sumter Item
Union Daily Times
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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