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Tombo Hite

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Tombo Hite
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Former candidate for
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 11
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Tombo Hite was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 11 of the South Carolina House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Hite's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "We can’t continue to underfund public education by 500 million every year and pay our teachers some of the lowest salaries in the country and expect our schools to get better. We need to cut frivolous spending in the Department of Education and allocate money fairly so that we can make equal education a possibility for the rural areas of our state."

Department of Social Services

  • Excerpt: "We need a complete overhaul of our Department of Social Services. Protecting the young, defenseless children of our state should be our state’s #1 objective. Last year 58 children who were involved with the Department of Social Services died. It is my most important mission to make sure our state protects the children who do not have a voice."

Economy/Job Growth

  • Excerpt: "The best way to promote our local economy and job growth is to get government out of the way. We need to eliminate the red tape that hinders and debilitates our small businesses. Small businesses are what drive our rural, local economy our state should provide a level playing field so that we can compete with larger businesses."

Infrastructure/Roads and Bridges

  • Excerpt: "If our state plans to compete on the regional level we must repair our roads and bridges. We need to find and eliminate wasteful spending to pay for these expenses. Highways and bridges left in disrepair are hazards that make travel in our state a danger to our families."

Zero-based Budgeting

  • Excerpt: "Every state agency should begin each year with a brand-new budget, instead of adding to last year’s budget. This will assure that only necessary expenditures are made and will eliminate recurring wasteful spending."



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. Tombo Hite was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Craig Gagnon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hite was defeated by Gagnon in the general election.[3][4][1]

South Carolina State House, District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Gagnon Incumbent 53.7% 4,899
     Democratic Tombo Hite 46.3% 4,217
Total Votes 9,116

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