We are a voice for our generation

High School Democrats of Greenville County is a political organization that serves as an entry point to Democratic politics for youth activists across the upstate. We advance the ideals and objectives of the GCDP, engage fellow students to become active, and work to elect Democratic candidates to public office.

As part of the national association – High School Democrats of America – we are part of a vast network of resources and chapters. We aim to provide a powerful and collective voice for politically-active high school students. We are entirely student run and dedicated members from all walks of life have the chance to open new doors through their involvement in projects and events.


Kritika Sethi, President

Elle Joye, Vice President

Harper Uhlemann, Expansion Director

Sam Barnhart, Communications

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Georgia Runoff: How Greenville Dems are pitching in

We asked the leadership of several Democratic organizations in the Upstate how they were organizing their members to help Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win the two Senate seats, and secure a Democratic majority in the US Senate. Here’s what they told us. Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus Kwadjo Campbell, Chair The key to […]

Election 2020: By The Numbers

By Jeanmarie TankersleyGCDP, Voter Protection Chair This election, there were 362,653 registered voters in Greenville County and 71.65 percent of them turned out to vote.  In 2016, we had 312,676 registered voters and a 69.5 percent voter turnout.  That’s an impressive 49,977 new voters in Greenville County over four years.  This year we saw significant […]

Change comes to South Carolina when we stop hoping for it and start voting for it

By Elias ‘Eli’ ValentinChair, Greenville County Democratic Party This fall, the Greenville chapter of the League of Women Voters invited candidates running in contested races for State House, State Senate, and County Council to participate in moderated forums against their opponents. Democratic candidates accepted. Every Republican declined to participate, save one County Council candidate. That […]

Republicans have excuses and blame for SC’s problems, Democrats have solutions

For the past eight weeks, we’ve been exploring the results delivered by the Republican-controlled political leadership of our state. Those results are – in a word – awful. And yet we continue to elect these same people year after year after year. Although national politics holds our attention in this election, it is state and […]

County Council candidates make their case

It was the GCDP’s last monthly meeting before Election Day and we focused on our County Council candidates. Hear incumbent Ennis Fant (Dist 25), candidates Samantha Wallace (Dist. 22), Amanda McDougald Scott (Dist 24), and Will Morin (Dist 27) talk about their campaigns and what they are doing to get out the vote! There’s still […]

State’s “ruthless” public health policy leaves our state vulnerable, unequal

By Laura Haight Few issues are as important to South Carolinians as affordable, quality healthcare. That was true in normal times but is even more obvious now when we are engulfed in a pandemic. Unfortunately, South Carolina ranks somewhere between poor and middling in this area. US News and World Report puts SC at 36th […]

A conversation with Dr. Dawn Bingham

Dr. Dawn Bingham is an OB-GYN, an advocate for women’s healthcare, a community activist and a candidate for State Senate District 12. We sat down with her to talk about healthcare in South Carolina, particularly with the death knell for the Affordable Care Act looming in the Supreme Court, and another conservative justice poised to […]

How Republicans Have Failed Our Children

South Carolina has been governed by Republicans for decades – in some parts of the state  for generations. In that time, the state has never crawled out of the basement on any major metric of governmental success. From education to GDP, the state languishes in the basement while other states, including Georgia, Florida, and North […]

A conversation with Amanda McDougald Scott

A researcher, doctoral candidate, advocate for children and families, Amanda McDougald Scott is also a candidate for County Council District 24. Part of The Republican Record series. Amanda talks about the complex and interconnected issues revolving around child care, education, health care, and family support. After years of research and study, Amanda McDougald Scott, County […]

Farris Johnson, County Council 20

At Farris For 20, we’re realists.  We know that District 20 is hard soil to till. When we run the numbers on likely-Democratic voters, we aren’t surprised by the slim findings. And yet, we’re still setting high goals and reaching them: raising thousands of dollars, launching a serious ground game (as I’m writing this, we’ve […]