South Carolina Secretary of State election, 2010

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In the South Carolina Secretary of State election of 2010, held on November 2, 2010, incumbent Republican Mark Hammond defeated Democrat challenger Marjorie L. Johnson. Neither candidate was opposed in the primary election on June 8.

Previous election

Hammond first won election as the state's secretary of state in 2002. During the last election cycle, he was challenged in the state's Republican primary by Bill McKown and defeated him 125,016 (58.8%) votes to 87,744 (41.2%) votes.[1] In the general election contest, Hammond faced Democratic challenger Cheryl L. Footman, winning by 656,661 (61.2%) votes to 415,211 (38.7%) votes.[2]

Race tracking

Ballotpedia predicted a Republican would become South Carolina's new Secretary of State.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for South Carolina Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Likely Republican
Overall Call Likely Republican

General election


On November 2, 2010, Mark Hammond won re-election to the office of South Carolina Secretary of State. He defeated Marjorie Johnson in the general election.

South Carolina Secretary of State, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hammond Incumbent 60.9% 805,783
     Democratic Marjorie Johnson 39% 516,414
     Write-In Various 0% 638
Total Votes 1,322,835
Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission


According to Follow the Money, the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates is as follows:

South Carolina Secretary of State Campaign Finance
Candidate Total Contributions
Mark Hammond[3] $42,600
Marjorie Johnson[4] $11,782


Marjorie Johnson

June 8, 2010 primary election

March 30 was the deadline for filing nominating signatures. Retired public relations executive Marjorie Johnson (D)[7] ran unopposed, as did incumbent Mark Hammond (R).

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