Gloria Bromell Tinubu
|Gloria Bromell Tinubu|
|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||October 1993 to the Atlanta City Council|
|Next election||November 2, 2010|
|Georgia House of Representatives|
|January 2011 - December 2011|
|Atlanta City Council, District 12|
|January 1994 to January 1998|
|Place of birth||Georgetown County, South Carolina|
Gloria Bromell Tinubu was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 7th Congressional District of South Carolina. Prior to moving to South Carolina, she served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 60.
Bromell Tinubu is currently a teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. She also heads a family business that specializes in community economic development. Previously, Tinubu chaired the Economics department at Spelman College, and was founder and CEO of Atlanta Cooperative Development Corporation. Since 1987, she has been an Associate of the Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs at Clemson University. Tinubu has also served as a Democratic member from District 60 in the Georgia House of Representatives. She also served on the Atlanta City Council for four years.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bromell Tinubu was appointed to the following Georgia House committees:
- Interstate Cooperation Committee
- Intragovernmental Coordination Committee
- Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job Creation
Bromell Tinubu was defeated by republican Tom Rice. Bromell Tinubu ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing South Carolina's 7th District. Bromell Tinubu defeated Parnell Diggs and Harry Pavilack and in the Democratic primary on June 12 to advance to a runoff. She then defeated Preston Brittain in the primary runoff on June 26, 2012. She faced Tom Rice (R) in the general election was November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 7 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Gloria Bromell Tinubu||44.4%||122,389|
|Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Gloria Bromell Tinubu Incumbent||72.7%||17,930|
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in South Carolina
The 7th district was added following the results of the 2010 census. According to the Washington Post, despite Republican-controlled redistricting decisions, this district was a battleground for Democrats and Republicans seeking control of the U.S. House. With Republican front-runner Thad Viers deciding not to run and Democrat Ted Vick, who has dropped out as well, showing some appeal to conservatives, South Carolina's 7th was a swing district in 2012.
On June 6, 2012, Tinubu released a 30-second TV ad.
Bromell Tinubu had no opposition in the July 20 primary and also no opposition in the November 2 general election.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 60 Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Gloria Bromell Tinubu Incumbent||100%||6,351|
A Francis Marion University/SCNOW.com poll, conducted May 14-15, 2012, showed then-candidate Ted Vick leading the rest of the Democratic field. Sixty-five percent of those polled, however, said they were still undecided. 
|South Carolina's Congressional District 7, 2012|
|Poll||Ted Vick (D)||Gloria Tinubu (D)||Preston Brittain (D)||Harry Pavilack (D)||Parnell Diggs (D)||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(May 14-15, 2012)
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 7, 2012 - Gloria Bromell Tinubu Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,428,114|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,321,360|
|Top contributors to Gloria Bromell Tinubu's campaign committee|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$15,000|
|International Longshoremens Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
In her 2010 campaign, Bromell Tinubu ran unchallenged and thus chose not to fundraise.
A South Carolina native, Bromell Tinubu was born in Brookgreen Gardens and raised in Plantersville, both located in Georgetown County. She is the 7th of 8 children born to the late Beatrice and Charlie Bromell. Bromell Tinubu is married to Soji Tinubu. They have four adult children and two grandsons.
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- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"
- ↑ SC Now "Tinubu wins Democratic runoff; Rice beats Bauer for GOP spot," June 26, 2012
- ↑ Carolina Live "Gloria Tinubu wins 7th Congressional District Democratic race," June 12, 2012
- ↑ WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3yWK98cai8&feature=g-upl
- ↑ http://thesunnews.typepad.com/opinionblog/2012/06/tinubu-in-the-democratic-primary.html
- ↑ Washington Post blog "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- ↑ Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
- ↑ SCNOW.com "Bauer, Rice lead in FMU/SCNOW.com poll" Accessed May 19, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Gloria Bromell Tinubu 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 15, 2013
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions