Ruth Todd candidate statement

I am Ruth Todd, and I would love to be your 1st Vice Chair of the GCDP. I have been very active in the Democratic Party all my life, and since moving to Travelers Rest in 2015, I have gotten more involved locally.  Soon after moving, I joined the Democratic Women of Greenville County

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Jarrod Wiggins candidate statement

Greetings, Democrats! I’m Jarrod Wiggins and I am running to be your next Chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party. I come to the table with experience managing political campaigns; working for both the Party and campaigns; hosting a liberal-leaning podcast with an audience across the

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Paul Merlo candidate statement

I was 7 years old in 1968 and lived in a working class family who talked and debated intelligently and thoughtfully about the events in our nation: Civil Rights, Vietnam, and Nixon!. Even then, I knew the idea of the United States that I was learning about in school and church, and which

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Shadae Boakye-Yiadom candidate statement

My name is Shadae Boakye-Yiadom and I’m a recent University of Michigan graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and minors in German Studies and computer science. I was born and raised in NYC, but moved to South Carolina to start my first full-time job at BMW

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Carrie Counton candidate statement

In 2017, during many cookouts, driveway chats and Swamp Rabbit Trail walks, my neighbors and I collectively realized that our State House Representative (a Republican that had been in office for 22 years) needed an opponent.  And that opponent would be me. In November of 2018; the

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Christopher Smith candidate statement

Dear Fellow Democrats, During this unprecedented time in our history, I hope everyone is healthy and remaining safe and in their homes. I write to you as a candidate for 2nd Vice Chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party. You are probably asking yourself, who am I, why am I running, and

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Erica Edmondson candidate statement

My name is Erica Edmondson.  I’m running for the position of Third Vice Chair of the GCDP.  For the last few years, I have become increasingly involved in the local Democratic community, most recently serving as president of the Young Democrats of Greenville County.  In this

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Sharon Garrett candidate statement

   My name is Sharon Garrett and I am running for the seat of 2nd Vice-President of the Greenville County Democratic Party.  I am a 1993 graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in English.  I am currently a long-term substitute with Greenville County

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Anita LeBold candidate statement

My name is Anita LeBold and I am running for Alternate State Executive Committee Woman for the Greenville County Democratic Party (GCDP).   I have lived in Greenville County for over 30 years and have been involved in the GCDP and the Democratic Women of Greenville County (DWGC) for

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Lifelong Dem donates Kennedy/Johnson memorabilia to GCDP

Allen Grumbine recently donated a shadowbox of 1960 campaign memorabilia on JFK and LBJ to the GCDP. It is displayed in our office. We called Allen to find out more. Here’s what he told us. By Laura Haight Ten-year-old Allen Grumbine was completing a school assignment in February of 1960 when

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