Sue Edward

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Sue Edward
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Candidate for
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 114
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Sue Edward is a 2014 Green Party candidate for District 114 of the South Carolina House of Representatives.[1]

Edward was a 2012 Green Party candidate for District 41 of the South Carolina State Senate.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Edward's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour

  • Excerpt: "The only way our economy will recover from the recession is by putting money into the hands of those who will spend it. I support a living wage for all workers so they can afford to take care of their families without the need to work multiple jobs and go on public assistance.

Accept Medicaid Expansion

  • Excerpt: "I am not a fan of the Affordable Care Act, although I do fully support some of its provisions (I am for single-payer, universal healthcare for all). I do support Medicaid expansion, although our governor thinks it is ok to deny coverage to those who would receive it. In 2014, it is estimated that over 1300 South Carolinians who are denied the expanded coverage will die due to lack of care. This is criminal. Not only will I fight to make our governor accept Medicaid expansion, I will fight to press charges for wanton negligence."

End the war on women

  • Excerpt: "Repeal all laws designed to make it harder for a woman to choose her own reproductive healthcare, including laws designed to hinder her access to birth control and abortion."

Protect our coastline

  • Excerpt: "Ban offshore drilling and seismic airgun testing. Seismic airgun testing will kill or injure 138,000 whales, dolphins, squid, turtles, and other marine life. An oil spill would be disastrous to our fisheries, tourism, and our way of life. Alaska is still affected by the Exxon-Valdez spill and the Gulf coast has not recovered. We must invest in clean energy including wind, wave, and solar."

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be 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 is running as a Green Party candidate. Tinkler and Edward will face off in the general election. Despite his pending resignation, Harrell's name will remain on the ballot.[3][4][1] While he will remain 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 would be forced to resign immediately if he wins the election.[5]

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Edward ran in the 2012 special election for South Carolina State Senate District 41.

Edward ran in a special election on July 17 to fill the seat for the remainder of Glenn McConnell's (R) unexpired term. She was defeated by Paul Tinkler (D) and Walter Hundley (R).[6]

Unofficial election results showed Hundley defeated Tinkler by a mere 14 votes - 3,098 to 3,112. Edward received 53 votes. Twenty-two votes had not been counted due to a provisional status and an automatic recount took place on July 20.[7] Hundley survived the recount, winning the seat.[8]

Edward did not run for a full term to the seat in the regular general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

South Carolina State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Paul Tinkler 49.5% 3,105
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Hundley 49.7% 3,119
     Green Sue Edward 0.8% 53
Total Votes 6,277

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