John W. Hester

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John Hester
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Candidate for
South Carolina House of Representatives District 1
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sWesleyan University (1981)
Master'sCandler School of Theology at Emory University (2007)
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John Hester was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Hester previously worked for Electronic Data Systems, and currently works at the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church.[1]

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Campaign themes

2012

In the information submitted to Ballotpedia, Hester outlined the political philosophy behind his campaign:[1]

I believe that politics in South Carolina has become corrupted by money and by too much power in a single political party. I want to restore balance to the General Assembly in Columbia so that our government will get back to serving the interests of its citizens. I believe a society is best judged by how it treats its least powerful members, and I would like to restore that ideal.

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hester ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 1. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. Incumbent Bill Whitmire (R) was slated to run against John Dalen in the Republican primary, but that primary was canceled due to Dalen's disqualification.[2] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3] Hester was defeated in the general election.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Whitmire Incumbent 76.2% 10,859
     Democratic John W. Hester 16.9% 2,407
     Republican John Dalen 6.8% 966
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 10
Total Votes 14,242

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