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The SCEA members in the Statehouse

Elections have consequences. That's why we must elect champions of Public Education.

The SCEA is leading the way. We are the strongest force for public education and democracy in South Carolina.

Election Information

South Carolina’s November general election will determine who is elected as governor, state Superintendent of Education, U.S. Senate, seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina House of Representative seats, and many other statewide and local races.

Ways to vote

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Dr. Clifford Lee
We need to make sure that we speak up and speak out . . . show that we are unafraid to use our expertise and inform them.
Quote by: Dr. Clifford Lee, Teacher

The SCEA Recommendation Process

The SCEA Fund for Children & Public Education (The SCEA FCPE) is a Political Action Committee (PAC) established and funded by members of The SCEA to recommend and support public education champions for local, state, and federal office.  No dues dollars enter the PAC and all donations made to the PAC are voluntarily made by members of The SCEA.

The PAC recommendation process is member-driven, and candidates running for The SCEA-PAC-recommended office have the opportunity to seek the recommendation of the The SCEA-PAC.

Candidates seeking the The SCEA-PAC recommendation engage with members in a number of ways, including the completion of a candidate questionnaire, and participating in a question and answer session with members during the The SCEA-PAC screening interviews.

State Superintendent Candidates

The SCEA PAC recommends Lisa Ellis for the office of State Superintendent of Education.

To aid supporters of Public Schools in better understanding the positions of the Democratic and Republican candidates, The SCEA sent questionnaires to all candidates in the primary.

The SCEA's recommended candidate Lisa Ellis's questionnaire is outlined in the chart below. The other candidate Ellen Weaver did not respond or return the questionnaire.

We also encourage you to open Lisa's full responses below the chart.

State superintendent comparison summary. Full responses can be read below.
Ellen Weaver - No Response

The SCEA Recommends Joe Cunningham for Governor

The South Carolina Education Association is proud to recommend Joe Cunningham as South Carolina’s next governor. To give every child an opportunity for a bright future, we need statewide leaders who will boldly and urgently address the five-alarm teacher and staff shortage crisis.

Read more about The SCEA's recommendation  Learn more about Joe's Plan to end the Shortage

Community House District No. Recommended Candidate
Oconee, Pickens 1 Bill Whitmire
Pickens 4 David (Davey) Hiott
Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville 7 Jay West
Berkeley, Charleston 15 JA Moore
Greenville 25 Wendell Jones
York 26 Raye Felder
Spartanburg 33 Travis Moore
Chester, Fairfield, Richland 41 Annie McDaniel
Laurens, Union 42 Doug Gilliam
Chester, York 43 Randy Ligon
Lancaster 44 Katie Crosby
York 49 John King
Chesterfield, Darlington, Marlboro 54 Pat Henegan
Dillon, Horry, Marlboro 55 Jackie Hayes
Horry 61 Ashlyn Preaux
Darlington, Florence 62 Robert Williams
Clarendon, Sumter 64 Kimberly Johnson
Richland 70 Jermaine Johnson
Richland 73 Chris Hart
Richland 75 Heather Bauer
Richland 77 Kambrell Garvin
Richland 79 Ivory Thigpen
Aiken 81 Bart Blackwell
Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda 82 William (Bill) Clyburn
Lexington 89 Micah Caskey
Bamberg, Orangeburg 90 Justin Bamberg
Allendale, Barnwell, Orangeburg 91 Lonnie Hosey
Calhoun, Lexington, Orangeburg 93 Russell Ott
Dorchester, Orangeburg 95 Gilda Cobb-Hunter
Dorchester 98 Sydney Clinton
Berkeley, Dorchester 102 Joe Jefferson
Horry 106 Ryan Thompson
Charleston 110 Ellis Roberts
Charleston 112 Dave Artushin
Charleston 115 Spencer Wetmore
Charleston, Colleton 116 Chardale Murray
Charleston 119 Leon Stavrinakis
Beaufort, Colleton 121 Michael Rivers
Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper 122 Shedron Williams

Your Voice. Our Power. Their Future.

The SCEA is an affiliate of the largest professional association of educators in the country. As the leading advocate for the schools South Carolina students deserve, The SCEA works to promote quality public education and to support public school employees.