Parnell Diggs

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Parnell Diggs
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Former candidate for
South Carolina Attorney General
President, S.C. chapter of the National Federation of the Blind
Board Member, National Federation of the Blind
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionLawyer, activist for the blind
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Parnell Diggs was a Democratic candidate for South Carolina Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1] Parnell Diggs lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Diggs was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of South Carolina.[2]

Diggs has been President of the S.C. chapter of the National Federation of the Blind since 2000 and was elected to the federation's national board in 2007.[3]


After graduating from law school in 1997, Diggs opened a private law firm in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since 2000, he has served as President of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina.[4]



See also: South Carolina attorney general election, 2014

Diggs ran for election to the office of South Carolina Attorney General. Diggs won the Democratic nomination in the unopposed primary on June 10. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
Attorney General of South Carolina, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Wilson Incumbent 60.3% 738,434
     Democratic Parnell Diggs 39.7% 486,058
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 879
Total Votes 1,225,371
Election Results via South Carolina State Election Commission.


See also: South Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Diggs ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 7th District. Diggs was defeated by Gloria Bromell Tinubu in the Democratic primary on June 12. The runoff election was on June 26. The general election was November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Effect 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 showing some appeal to conservatives, South Carolina's 7th was a swing district this year.[7]

Campaign donors

As of March 31, 2012, Diggs raised $20,786 and spent $17,874, leaving him with $2,912 cash on hand. Of that, 89 percent came from individual contributions, while 11 percent came from candidate self-financing.[8]


Diggs and his wife, Kimberly, have one son, Jordan.

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