This is a continuing series offering our candidates the chance to talk directly to you about their reasons for running, policies, and objectives.
Hello! My name is Dr. Dawn Bingham and I am your candidate for SC Senate District 12. As an OB/GYN and public health professional, I am delighted and honored to be your Democratic choice for SC Senate. I am a wife, mom of four, professor and a physician – I know the needs of our community, and I am dedicated to working together to further the health and economic mobility of the people of South Carolina.
In my work as a physician for the past 20 years, I have had the privilege to care for thousands of South Carolina women, deliver thousands of South Carolina babies, and teach hundreds of medical students and residents. As an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, my church home is an essential part of my life. I am honored to be part of the congregational leadership, and serve our community. My work as Chair for the Spartanburg Faith Initiative to End Child Poverty Summit has been a powerful reminder of the unique challenges that our community faces, from gaps in income to housing uncertainty to lack of healthcare. As a Board Member of the United Way of the Piedmont, I am very fortunate to be part of the effort to support and grow the projects of the non-profit agencies that are helping the most vulnerable people in our community. Being so deeply involved in our community has allowed me to see the many needs in District 12 and has inspired me to run for office in order to make the voices of our families heard in the SC legislature.
Like you, I am ready to say, “Enough is enough,” to the lack of South Carolina leadership on healthcare, education, equity, economic strategies, and environmental issues. It is my privilege to do this work to serve others. I will be the only physician in the Senate (and the first female physician EVER in the SC legislature), one of only a few women Senators, and I will provide a vital missing voice of diversity and experience as we debate all the issues that affect South Carolinians.
Please take a moment to take a look at the Priorities page on my website: www.drbingham.com. This webpage outlines how I will address the major issues affecting the citizens of SC Senate District 12. I am passionate about each of these priorities and look forward to working as your Senator to really make a difference in our community.I would be honored to have your support for my campaign now, and your VOTE in November. I promise that I will work harder than anyone to ensure a healthier and more prosperous future for all South Carolinians. Let’s do this together! You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 864-660-9567. Also, check out Dr. Bingham for SC Senate on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.