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Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Runoff Results: Tuesday, June 28th was the statewide runoff election for South Carolina House and Senate seats. Because of your participation, we helped elect many pro-jobs candidates to the Statehouse. Most notably, the Good Government Committee supported candidate Scott Talley defeated incumbent Senator Lee Bright in a major victory for the SC business community.
 
Below are the results of each statewide runoff election. The Chamber looks forward to working with all members of the General Assembly on maintaining South Carolina’s status as one of our nation’s most business friendly states.
 
Senate Runoff Elections (in order by District)
  • Senate District 2 (Pickens): Senator Larry Martin was defeated by Rex Rice. Rice will not face opposition in November.
  • Senate District 6 (Greenville): Senator Mike Fair was defeated by William Timmons. Timmons will face opposition in November.
  • Senate District 12 (Spartanburg): Senator Lee Bright was defeated by Scott Talley. Talley will not face opposition in November.
  • Senate District 17 (Fairfield): Senator Creighton Coleman was defeated by Mike Fanning. Fanning will face opposition in November.
  • Senate District 34 (Georgetown): Rep Stephen Goldfinch defeated Reese Boyd.  This seat was formerly held by Senator Ray Cleary and Goldfinch will not face opposition in November.
  • Senate District 41 (Charleston): Sandy Senn defeated Roy Maybank. This seat was formerly held by Senator Paul Thurmond and Senn will not face opposition in November.
House Runoff Elections (in order by District)
  • House District 7 (Abbeville):  Jay West defeated Blake Parker.  West will not face opposition in November.
  • House District 79 (Richland): Ivory Thigpen defeated Monica Elkins. This seat was formerly held by Rep. Mia McLeod (D) and Thigpen will face opposition in November.
  • House District 81 (Aiken): Bart Blackwell defeated KT Ruthven.  This seat was formerly held by Rep. Don Wells and Blackwell will not face opposition in November.
  • House District 89 (Lexington): Micah Caskey defeated Tem Miles.  This seat was formerly held by Rep. Kenny Bingham and Caskey will face opposition in November. 
  • House District 110 (Charleston): William Cogswell defeated Russell Guerard.  This seat was formerly held by Rep. Chip Limehouse and Cogswell will face opposition in November.
  • House District 122 (Beaufort): Rep. Bill Bowers defeated Shedron Williams. Bowers will not face opposition in November.
Remaining Union-free Lunch and Learn Agenda Announced...Join us Tuesday, September 13 from 10am to 2pm to eat lunch, get up-to-date union-free information, and earn professional development credits all at the same time! Check out the full agenda here.
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Congratulations to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers for winning their first ever College World Series National Championship!
  • Charleston ports leader Newsome honored for SOLAS solution…
  • Pure Power Technologies expanding operations in Richland County…
  • AT&T launches 1 gigabit internet service for Midlands and Lowcountry business customers…
  • Allen University unveils renovated facility…
  • TD Charitable Foundation donates $7,500 to Charleston Chamber’s talent initiative…
  • Beach Company donating $1 million toward Colonial Lake renovations…
  • GHS recognized by national magazine promoting diversity….
  • Hannon joins Greater Greer Chamber…
Does your company have news or an event that you’d like featured in next week’s ChamberBuzz? Send info to molly.mccarthy@scchamber.net!

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