|Former candidate for|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 114|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Edward's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
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 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 upholds the commission's ruling, the results of the general election will 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|
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. Hundley survived the recount, winning the seat.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012|
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- Official campaign website
- Sue Edward on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- South Carolina State Legislature
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- Elect Sue Edward, "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
- 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
- Island Connection, "The Battle for District 41," June 4, 2012
- Examiner, "Special election results still undetermined for SC State Senate race," July 17, 2012
- Post and Courier, "Hundley survives recount, challenged ballots in Senate District 41," July 21, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, Official Primary Results
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 26, 2012
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