Edwards for President, Inc. South Carolina
No. Charleston Office - 3405 Cosgrove
Avenue (opening announced Sept. 4, 2003)
Greenville -1301 Laurens Rd, Suite D
(opening announced Nov. 5, 2003)
Florence - 184 West Evans Street
(opening announced Dec. 23, 2003)
Oconee - former Oconee County Democratic Party Chair Mike Evatt and Democratic activist Betty Hamby
Spartanburg - State Senator Glenn Reese and City Councilwoman Linda Dogan
Charleston County Steering
Committee - Senator Robert Ford; Representative Robert Brown; Charleston
County Council Member Leon Stavrinakis; Charleston City Council members
Jimmy Gallant, Wendell Gilliard, and Paul Tinkler; Hollywood Town Council
Member John Dunmyer; former North Carolina General Assembly Member Lane
Brown; former Charleston County School Board Member Jackie Ketchens; former
Charleston Democratic Party Chair Bill Runyon; College of Charleston Young
Democrats President Lauren Jordan; College of Charleston Student Government
Association President Nick Glover; and community leaders Miriam Bacot,
Ernestine Felder, Sarah Green, Kim Green, Kenneth Harrell, Marlon Kimpson,
Mark Tanenbaum, and Beulah Washington. (20 persons; announced Dec.
Endorsements by State Elected Officials
Allen of Greenville - Dist. 25, Greenville Co. (attorney) ...July
Endorsements by Region (through Jan. 14, 2004; see below for later endorsements)
Representative Robert Brown of Hollywood - Dist. 116, Charleston & Colleton Cos. (retired submarine electrical system inspector/businessman) ...July 7, 2003
Peden McLeod - *Chair, Colleton County Democratic Party; former State Senator
Wendell Gilliard - Charleston City Council
Paul Tinkler - Charleston City Council
Marlon Kimpson - former Chair SC Election Commission
Nicholas Glover - Vice-President, College of Charleston Student Government Association; Founder/President of Students Taking Action Against Racism
Rev. Dr. Jimmy Gallant - Mayor Pro Tem, Charleston City Council ...July 7, 2003
Lauren Jordan - President, College of Charleston Young Democrats ...July 7, 2003
William McIntosh -* Chairman, Dorchester County Democratic Party ...July 7, 2003
Leon Stavrinakis - Charleston City Council ...Sept. 4, 2003
John Tecklenburg - served as Chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party from 1988-1990. Director of Economic Development for the City of Charleston in the late 1990's. He also managed Senator Hollings campaign in 1998 as well as Mayor Joe Riley’s 1994 gubernatorial campaign. ...Dec. 19, 2003
Kenny Waggoner - Dorchester County Council
Bill Runyon - former Chair, Charleston Democratic Party
Jackie Ketchens - former Member, Charleston County School Board
John Dunmyer - Hollywood Town Council
Senator Brad Hutto of Orangeburg - Dist. 40, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Allendale & Hampton Cos. (attorney)
Mayor Bob Coble - Columbia
Dr. Milton Kimpson - former Executive Assistant Governor Dick Riley / Dem. nominee for SC Secretary of State
Chester Ray - chairman, Orangeburg County School District ...July 7, 2003
John Rickenbacker - chairman, Orangeburg County Council ...July 7, 2003
Wilbur Lee Jeffcoat - 1st Vice Chair, SC Dem. Party, Swansea ...July 7, 2003
Elizabeth Poda - 3rd Vice Chair, SC Dem. Party, Columbia ...July 7, 2003
Larry Williams - Sheriff, Orangeburg ...July 7, 2003
Hemphill P. Pride, III - Commissioner, Soil Water and Conservation District Richland County ...July 7, 2003
Thelma Tillis - Richland County Council ...July 7, 2003
Damon Jeter - Richland One Board of School Commissioners ...July 7, 2003
Frank McBride - former State Representative / Richland ...July 7, 2003
Joseph McEachern - Member, Richland County Council ...July 7, 2003
Jim Campbell - Sumter County Council ...Jan. 14, 2004
Palmer Freeman - Former State Representative ...Jan. 14, 2004
Pee Dee / Grand Strand
Senator Maggie Glover of Florence - Dist. 30, Florence, Marion & Dillon Cos. (educator) ...July 7, 2003
Representative Grady A. Brown of Bishopville - Dist. 50, Lee & Sumter Cos. (barber/businessman)
Rep. Alex Harvin of Summerton - Dist. 64, Clarendon and Williamsburg Cos. ...Dec. 10, 2003
Mayor Frank Willis - Florence
Solicitor Jay Hodge - Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro, Dillon
Buquilla Ervin - *Chair, Florence County Democratic Party
Julian Kelly - *Chair, Georgetown County Democratic Party
Sally Howard - SC Democratic Party Executive Committee / Horry
Mayor Benjy Rogers - Bennettsville ...July 7, 2003
Morgan Martin - former SC Dept. of Transportation Commissioner, former State Representative / Horry ...July 7, 2003
Marilyn Hemingway - Georgetown Co. Democratic Party Executive Committee Person ...Jan. 14, 2004
Gloria Lance - Atlantic Beach Town Council ...Jan. 14, 2004
Savannah River Area
Representative Lonnie Hosey of Barnwell - Dist. 91, Allendale & Barnwell Cos.
Mayor Pro Tem Beverly Clyburn - Aiken City Council
Chris Verenes - former Executive Director SC Democratic Party
Tim Moore - *Chair, Barnwell County Democratic Party
Ronnie Maxwell - former Chair, SC Dem. Party ...July 7, 2003
Charles Staples - *Chairman, Aiken County Democratic Party ...July 7, 2003
Tommy Burton - Johnston City Council ...Jan. 14, 2004
Representative Karl Allen of Greenville - Dist. 25, Greenville Co. (attorney) ...July 7, 2003
Representative Michael Anthony (Union-Spartanburg Co.)
Representative Bessie Moody-Lawrence (York County)
Jim Mattos - former State Representative (Dist. 26, Greenville and Pickens Counties for 10 years through 1996)
Chandra Dillard - Greenville City Council
Albert McAlister - former State Chairman SC Democratic Party / Laurens
Gayle Phillips - *Chair, Cherokee County Democratic Party
Charles Hamby - *Chair, Oconee County Democratic Party
Johnnie Fulton - Former Chair, Greenville County Democratic Party
Pat Paschal - Former Chair, Greenville County Democratic Party
David Vandiver - SC Democratic Party Executive Committee / Anderson
Charles Hodge - SC Democratic Party Executive Committee / Spartanburg
Jamie Hinds - Vice Chair, Greenville County Democratic Party
??Andy Arnold - Communications Director, Greenville County Democratic Party
Doug Dent - Chairman, Greenville County Democratic Party Action Committee
Earle Morris - Pickens, former SC Lt. Governor, Comptroller General
Cort Flint - Greenville County Council
Judy Gilstrap - Greenville County Council
Mike Evatt - former Chair, Oconee County Democratic Party ...July 7, 2003
T. Ed Garrison - former State Senator / Anderson County ...July 7, 2003
Rex Carter - former Speaker of the SC House of Representatives, Greenville ...July 7, 2003
Linda Dogan - Spartanburg City Council ...Sept. 15, 2003
Jim London - Pickens County Council Member ...Jan. 14, 2004
Albert Smith - *Spartanburg County Democratic Party Chair ...Jan. 14, 2004
Maxie Duke - Oconee County Democratic Party Secretary ...Jan. 14, 2004
Aleta Robinson - 2nd Vice Chair, Pickens County Democratic Party ...Jan. 14, 2004
Mike Green - Former Anderson County Judge ...Jan. 14, 2004
-On January 29, 2004 the campaign announced the endorsement of Greenville County Councilwoman Xanthene Norris.
-On January 29, 2004 the campaign announced the endorsement of the International Council of African Professionals (ICAP), a South Carolina based not-for-profit group that promotes South Carolina-African relations (Darius M. Sibalwa, President).
-On January 22, 2004 the campaign announced a new round of endorsements including Rep. Leon Howard (Richland County), Rep. Jackie Elliott "Coach" Hayes (Dillion-Horry Cos.), Mayor Christopher Campbell of Eastover, President of South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors, Mayor Kevin Johnson of Manning, and Mayor William Alston of Awendaw.
-On January 21, 2004 the campaign announced that Isaac "Ike" Williams, top aide to Congressman Jim Clyburn and former state director for Rep. Dick Gephardt's presidential campaign, "has joined the Edwards team."
-On January 14, 2004 the campaign announced a new round of endorsements, bringing its total to 75 endorsements from elected and party officials.
-On December 10, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of Rep. Alex Harvin of Summerton - Dist. 64, Clarendon and Williamsburg Cos.
-On December 8, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of Rep. Bessie Moody-Lawrence, D-Rock Hill.
-On October 25, 2003 the South Carolina Education Association (President Jan McCarthy) recommended Sen. Edwards for president.
-On September 15, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of state Representative Grady Brown and Spartanburg City Council member Linda Dogan.
(the campaign began running television advertising in South Carolina on August 18, 2003)
-On July 7, 2003, the campaign announced 24 new endorsements.
-On May 1, 2003, the campaign announced the endorsement of State Sen. Robert Ford.
-On March 3, 2003, the campaign announced the names of 35 elected officials and Democratic leaders supporting Sen. Edwards. (A few of these had been earlier announced or reported as supporters). The list includes six county chairs.
-The campaign announced State Sen. John Land's endorsement of Sen. Edwards on Feb. 14, 2003.
-The campaign announced State
Sen. Darell Jackson as co-chair on Feb. 10, 2003.
formerly with the campaign
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