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Election 2018

SC House District 2

Jody Gaulin grew up in Seneca. She graduated from Seneca High School and Winthrop University (BA in Political Science). She has been married to Gary Gaulin for 38 years and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Jody is an active member of St Mark United Methodist Church. She recently retired after 10 years at Johnson Controls and 28 years at JP Stevens/West Point Stevens working in various management positions.. 

Jody has served as Trustee on the Board of Oconee County Library and Board member of the Education Foundation of Oconee County. 

Always politically engaged, Jody is passionate about the opportunity to actively serve the Oconee County Democratic Party, working toward restoring effective government that reflects our Democratic values.

Contact Jody: jody.g.gaulin@gmail.com. Web: jodygaulin.com

Oconee County Council District 1

Bill Bruehl lives in Seneca, SC. A Professor Emeritus of Theater Arts at Stony Brook University on Long Island, he has written over 25 plays, many of which have been produced. He was awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. Bill has turned his playwright’s skills to narrative fiction and poetry and has published three books. He is working on another story collection and a novel.  

He believes the major problem facing America today is the division that has developed in the last 30 years. It is worse now than ever, permits hatred, and weakens us. Bill wants to listen to the voters in Oconee County, whether Democrat or Republican and respond to them directly and transparently from his own point of view. We need to begin to trust our representative again. 

Bill believes we have to protect and preserve this magnificent corner of the Blue Ridge. Let's keep in mind that our economic good fortune will always depend primarily on the unspoiled beauty that brings people here to enjoy the lakes and countryside we are so lucky to call our own. 

Contact Bill at: billbruehl@gmail.com 

US House District 3

Why I'm Running To give the people of SC's 3rd Congressional District TRUE representation at the Federal level. We will make SC District 3 the National standard bearer of success for working and middle class families!


US House District 3

Mary’s background is why she does what she does today. Learn more about her fight to pull herself from poverty to become a college instructor and congressional candidate.

Mary is running to ensure children of South Carolina’s 3rd District have the same opportunities she had. Read more about the issues that Mary will make a priority when she is in Washington.


Democratic Gubernatorial Debate presented by WYFF News 4, Furman University, and the Upstate Chamber

Date: April 22, 2018Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:  Show mapYounts Conference Center Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613

Contact: Katie BusbeePhone: 864-239-3748

Email: kbusbee@greenvillechamber.org

Please join the Upstate Chamber Coalition, along with Furman University and WYFF, for a series of debates featuring candidates for Governor. These debates will be broadcast live by WYFF and across the state by other news outlets. The candidates will answer a series of policy questions posed by moderators from WYFF. The Democratic debate will be held on April 22nd and the Republican debate will be held on May 29th.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from the candidates that are vying to lead our state. These debates will allow you to get to the know the candidates before heading to vote in the primaries on June 12th. 

Gubernatorial Primary Debates Announced

South Carolina ETV and the Charleston Post and Courier will host gubernatorial primary election debates this spring. The debates will be held in conjunction with the state’s Democratic and Republican parties, and will be broadcast statewide on SCETV and SC Public Radio. Candidates will receive formal invitations after the March 30 filing deadline.

The debates are scheduled for May 23 (Republican) and 24 (Democratic) at Clemson, then June 4 (Democratic) and June 5 (Republican) at USC. Charles Bierbauer, host of SCETV’s This Week in South Carolina, will moderate.  In addition to the broadcasts, the debates will also be streamed.

State Democratic Candidate Websites


Phil Noble - https://philnoble2018.com

James Smith - https://jamessmith.com

Marguerite Willis - http://willisgov.com


Melvin Whittenburg - http://melvinwhittenburg.org


Rosalyn Glenn - https://www.rosalynglenn.com


Constance Anastopoulo - https://www.anastopouloforag.com


Israel Romero