|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 114|
|November 14, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|(timed out) Office website|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tinkler served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs|
Tinkler's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Unless people are confident that their elected officials are free from conflicts of interest and undue influence of special interest money, democracy in government does not work. Every passing week we hear of politicians “indicted for this” or “under investigation” for that. For those serving us in government, ethics should be a high priority."
- Excerpt: "Our economy cannot thrive without recommitting resources to public education. We must find ways to create equitable and stable funding for all school districts in the state. It is completely unacceptable that our education funding per child is 31% less than what is required by law. I will fight to ensure that our children’s education funding is sourced from a secure revenue stream that is immune to the cyclical nature of our nation’s economy."
- Excerpt: "As a Realtor, I understand that fairness in tax policy is important to creating and maintaining healthy communities. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce have both proposed tax reforms, which I support."
- Excerpt: "South Carolina once had bridges, highways and roads second to none. We have allowed them to deteriorate over the past decades. Unless we find a viable way to fund the necessary improvements, our valuable infrastructure will continue to crumble. This is detrimental to both the safety of residents and our state economy as a whole. I will support responsible expenditure allocation to maintain and improve this vital infrastructure."
- Excerpt: "Born and raised in the Lowcountry, I cherish the beauty of our district, and I believe it should be both preserved and protected for future generations. I also believe the unique beauty of our state is a significant economic asset. I will work hard to preserve and protect the SC environment from the Upstate to the coast. This includes issues such as responsible planning and growth as well as environmental issues that affect clean air and water. As your Representative, I promise to fight to keep our District, the Lowcountry and our state healthy and beautiful."
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. Mary Tinkler was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bobby Harrell, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sue Edward ran as a Green Party candidate. Tinkler defeated Edward and Harrell in the general election. Despite his resignation, Harrell's name remained on the ballot. While he remained on the ballot, as a part of his plea agreement following charges of misuse of funds, Harrell is barred from holding elected office for three years and is barred from winning the election. On October 30, 2014, the South Carolina Election Commission unanimously ruled that this election would be moved back to December and that Republicans would be allowed to nominate a new candidate. Tinkler filed a complaint with the South Carolina Supreme Court asking them to overturn the ruling. The state Supreme Court issued a stay on October 31, 2014, allowing the general election to take place as planned so that the court could review the commission's decision. If the court upheld the commission's ruling, the results of the general election would be thrown out and will force a November 25 primary election followed by a general election on December 9.
The South Carolina Attorney General's office signed a motion in early December to recognize Tinkler as the winner, and as a result, South Carolina Republicans have dropped their challenge to Tinkler's election. The hearing scheduled for December 9, 2014, was cancelled as a result.
|South Carolina State House, District 114, General Election, 2014|
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- South Carolina State Legislature
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- South Carolina House of Representatives District 114
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- Profile from the South Carolina State House (timed out)
- Official campaign website
- Mary Tinkler on Facebook
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- Mary Tinkler on LinkedIn
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Open States
- South Carolina State Legislature
- Mary Tinkler for SC House, "Issues," accessed September 29, 2014
- Charleston City Paper, "Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot," October 23, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- John Monk, The State, "Harrell in court, expected to plead guilty, resign," October 22, 2014
- Cassie Cope, The State, "Election for Harrell’s seat stays on Nov. 4," October 27, 2014
- The State, "Special election ordered in Harrell race," October 30, 2014
- Live News 5, "House Dist. 114 results still may not count after court review," November 4, 2014
- WLTX 19, "Challenge Ends for Democrat Who Won Harrell Seat," December 3, 2014
Bobby Harrell Jr. (R)
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