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Ken Fipps

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Ken Fipps
Former candidate for
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 119
High schoolJames Island High School
Bachelor'sCharleston Southern University
Campaign website
Ken Fipps was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 119 of the South Carolina House of Representatives.[1]


Fipps is a South Carolina native. After graduating from James Island High School in 2009, he earned his B.S. in history from Charleston Southern University in 2013.[2]


Campaign themes


Fipps listed the following themes on his campaign website:[3]

  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "End ObamaCare in South Carolina-ObamaCare is a gross overstep by the federal government."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Replace Common Core- Common Core has relinquished control of our education system to the federal government and ultimately hinders the future of our state."
  • Gun control
Excerpt: "The right to bear arms is simply that, a constitutional right. South Carolina should not require citizens to have a permit in order to carry a gun, and should instead adopt an open carry policy that would give free exercise of our second amendment right."
  • Abortion
Excerpt: "Abortion is an evil that needs to be abolished."



See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Leon Stavrinakis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chris Cannon defeated Ken Fipps in the Republican primary. Colin Ross ran as a Libertarian candidate. Sean Thornton (L) was defeated at convention. Stavrinakis defeated Cannon and Ross in the general election.[4][5][1]

South Carolina State House, District 119, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Stavrinakis Incumbent 60.5% 6,676
     Republican Chris Cannon 35.9% 3,961
     Libertarian Colin Ross 3.5% 389
Total Votes 11,026
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 119 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Cannon 58.2% 1,119
Ken Fipps 41.8% 803
Total Votes 1,922

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