As you all know we have a very important election going on right now for the education system in South Carolina. We are currently in the process of selecting candidates to be on the ballot in November of this year. The Primary was held on June 10, but there was not one candidate (Democrats or Republicans) who received a majority of the votes. This means we will have a runoff on June 24.
**Remember: You CAN vote in the runoff even if you did not vote in the Primary on June 10! Your choices will be as follows:
The most important thing to do in this situation is to become informed about the candidates and choose the one who you feel the most aligned with.
Get informed. Know your vision. Go out and vote.
If you click on any of the names above it will take you to their websites so you can read more about their platforms, values, and ideas for education in the state of South Carolina. Please read/view some of the sources below as well before you make your final choice!
Here are some other articles worth checking out about the candidates above:
The State Newspaper: Recent article about the runoff candidates (both Republicans and Democrats) This may be a good resource to help you decide who to vote for on Tuesday, June 24!
Palmetto Scoop: Sally Atwater Called In To WORD-FM And It Was Terrifying
(Please read the above article and listen to the interview before you decide to vote for Sally Atwater)
The State Newspaper: Sheila Gallagher, Tom Thompson headed for runoff..
The State Newspaper: Molly Spearman, Sally Atwater headed for runoff...
I am also posting links to the SCETV Debates for the Republicans and Democrats in case you missed them or want to watch again and pay specific attention to the candidates above.
*Update: There is not a new debate between the Republican Runoff Candidates because Sally Atwater refused/declined to debate with Molly Spearman before the runoff. However, the two Democratic candidates in the runoff did have another debate on Thursday, June 19. I am posting that directly below.
Democratic Runoff Debate: