2014 General Election Candidates and Ballot Questions

The following offices and candidates shall appear on the November 4, 2014 general election ballots: Please be advised that you will only be eligible to vote for the individuals who are located within your voting districts. All offices are one seat to fill unless otherwise noted. All offices allow write-ins except the referendum questions.

List last updated: August 15, 2014 at 05:00pm

Is list final?  Yes


Steve French, Libertarian

Tom J Ervin, Petition

Vincent Sheheen, Democratic

Morgan Bruce Reeves, United Citizens

Nikki R Haley, Republican

Lieutenant Governor

Bakari Sellers, Democratic

Henry McMaster, Republican

Secretary of State

Ginny Deerin, Democratic

Mark Hammond, Republican

State Treasurer

Curtis Loftis, Republican

Attorney General

Parnell Diggs, Democratic

Alan Wilson, Republican

Comptroller General

Kyle Herbert, Democratic

Richard Eckstrom, Republican

State Superintendent of Education

Tom Thompson, Democratic

Molly Mitchell Spearman, Republican

Ed Murray, American

Adjutant General

Bob Livingston, Republican

Commissioner of Agriculture

David Edmond, United Citizens

Hugh E Weathers, Republican

Emilie DeFelice, American

U.S Senate

Victor Kocher, Libertarian

Thomas Ravenel, Petition

Brad Hutto, Democratic

Brad Hutto, Working Families

Lindsey Graham, Republican

U.S Senate (Unexpired Term)

Joyce Dickerson, Democratic

Tim Scott, Republican

Jill Bossi, American

U.S. House of Representatives District 03

Barbara Jo Mullis, Democratic

Jeff Duncan, Republican

Solicitor Circuit 13

Walt Wilkins, Republican

State House of Representatives District 3

Travis McCurry, Libertarian

Gary E Clary, Republican

State House of Representatives District 4

Davey Hiott, Republican

State House of RepresentativesDistrict  5

Neal Collins, Republican

State House of Representatives District 10:

Joshua Putnam, Republican

Probate Judge

Kathy Patterson Zorn, Republican

County Council District 1

Ensley Feemster, Republican

County Council District 2

Trey Whitehurst, Republican

School Board Trustee District 2

Phillip Bowers, Nonpartisan

Kevin McKenzie, Nonpartisan

Tony Qualkinbush, Nonpartisan

Jennifer B Wood, Nonpartisan

School Board Trustee District 4

Brian D Swords, Nonpartisan

School Board Trustee District 6

Danny Graybeal, Nonpartisan withdrawn

Jim Shelton, Nonpartisan

Henry Wilson, Nonpartisan

Soil and Water District Commission – (2 Seats to fill)

Mendel H Stewart, Nonpartisan

Amy Finley Wilson, Nonpartisan

Georges Creek Watershed (Code 15) – (2 Seats to fill) 

Brian Robinson, Nonpartisan

Oolenoy Watershed (Code 24) – (3 Seats to fill)

Meta Bowers, Nonpartisan

J Brooke Curry, Nonpartisan

Brushy Creek Watershed (Code 07) – (3 Seats to fill)

Glenn H McQueen, Nonpartisan

Cindy Prendergast, Nonpartisan

Richard T Tripp, Nonpartisan

Ben Wigington, Nonpartisan

Three & Twenty Watershed (Code 32) – (2 Seats to fill)

Dennis Claramunt, Nonpartisan

Randy Griffis, Nonpartisan


Constitutional Amendment Questions

Amendment 1

Must Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that a raffle is not a lottery prohibited by this section, if the raffle is conducted by a nonprofit organization for charitable, religious, fraternal, educational, or other eleemosynary purposes, and the general law defines the type of organization authorized to operate and conduct the raffles, provides standards for the operation and conduct of the raffles, provides for the use of proceeds for charitable, religious, fraternal, educational, or other eleemosynary purposes, provides penalties for violations, and provides for other laws necessary to ensure the proper functioning, honesty, and integrity of the raffles, but in the absence of any general law, then the raffle remains a prohibited lottery?


A ‘Yes’ vote will allow certain nonprofit organizations to conduct raffles and use the proceeds for charitable, religious, or educational purposes.

A ‘No’ vote maintains the current law that considers a raffle to be a lottery and is prohibited.

Amendment 2

Must Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State relating to state constitutional officers and Section 4, Article XIII relating to the Adjutant General and his staff officers be amended so as to update references to his title; to provide that the position of Adjutant General is recognized as holding the rank of Major General, as opposed to Brigadier General; to provide that upon the expiration of the term of the Adjutant General serving in office on the date of the ratification of this provision, the Adjutant General must be appointed by the Governor, upon the advice and consent of the Senate; to provide that the appointed Adjutant General serve for a term not coterminous with the Governor and may be removed only for cause; and to require the General Assembly to provide by law for the term, duties, compensation, and qualifications for office, the procedures by which the appointment is made, and the procedures by which the Adjutant General may be removed from office?


A ‘Yes’ vote will require, beginning in 2018, the Adjutant General be appointed by the Governor with consent of the Senate. The General Assembly will set the term, duties, compensation and qualifications for office and procedures by which appointment is made and how an Adjutant General can be removed from office.

A ‘No’ vote maintains the current method of electing an Adjutant General.

City of Clemson Municipal General Election

Clemson City Council (3 seats to fill)

Ray F Brown, Nonpartisan

Jerry Chapman, Nonpartisan

Tim Fowler, Nonpartisan

June Hay, Nonpartisan

C Martin Tiller, Nonpartisan

Jeremy Wright, Nonpartisan

City of Clemson Sunday Alcohol Sales Permit Referendum

Shall the South Carolina Department of Revenue be authorized to issue temporary permits in this Clemson, SC for a period not to exceed twenty-four hours to allow the possession, sale, and consumption of alcoholic liquors by the drink to bona fide nonprofit organizations and business establishments otherwise authorized to be licensed for consumption-on-premises sales?