Filing closes, campaigning begins

  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The election filing period has closed and the results are in: 15 people from Dorchester County have filed their candidacy.

The candidates are as follows:

In the House of Representatives, incumbent Jenny Horne, Damian Daly, Evan Guthrie and Franklin Smith have filed for District 94; incumbent Patsy G. Knight has filed for District 97; incumbent Chris Murphy, Rebekah Patrick and Larry Hargett have filed for District 98; and John Mondo has filed for District 102.

In Dorchester County Council, incumbent Willie R. Davis has filed for District 1; incumbent David Chinnis and Scott A. Inabinet have filed for Distict 2; incumbent George Bailey has filed for District 3; and incumbent Jay Byars and Lester Dempsey have filed for District 7.

Rep. Knight, Councilman Davis, Patrick and Daly are registered with the Democratic Party. The remainder of the candidates are registered with the Republican Party.

House Districts 102, 109, 113 and 114 partially represent Dorchester County. The candidates registered outside of Dorchester County for those seats include incumbent Joe Jefferson (D - Berkeley) for seat 102; incumbent David Mack III (D Charleston) and Rodney Travis (Libertarian Charleston) for seat 109; incumbent J. Seth Whipper (D Charleston) for seat 113; and incumbent Bobby Harrell (R Charleston), Sue Edward (Green Charleston) and Mary Tinkler (D Charleston) for seat 114.

The filing period was open from March 16 to March 30.

The candidates will first compete in the primary elections, which will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 10. If required, a primary runoff will be held June 24.

Citizens wishing to vote in the primary election must register by May 10. The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 4 for the Nov. 4 Election Day.

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