Gloria Bromell Tinubu

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Gloria Bromell Tinubu
Candidate for
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 7
Elections and appointments
First electedOctober 1993 to the Atlanta City Council
Next primaryJune 10, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
District 60
January 2011 - December 2011
Atlanta City Council, District 12
January 1994 to January 1998
Bachelor'sHoward University
Master'sClemson University
Ph.D.Clemson University
Place of birthGeorgetown County, South Carolina
Campaign website

Gloria Bromell Tinubu was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of South Carolina.[1]

She was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of South Carolina. Prior to moving to South Carolina, she served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 60.

Bromell Tinubu is currently a teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. She also heads a family business that specializes in community economic development. Previously, Bromell Tinubu chaired the Economics department at Spelman College and was founder and CEO of Atlanta Cooperative Development Corporation. Since 1987, she has been an associate of the Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs at Clemson University. Bromell Tinubu has also served as a Democratic member from District 60 in the Georgia House of Representatives. She also served on the Atlanta City Council for four years.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bromell Tinubu was appointed to the following Georgia House committees:



See also: South Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Bromell Tinubu ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 7th District.[1] Bromell Tinubu sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 10, 2013. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


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

Bromell Tinubu ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 7th District. Bromell Tinubu defeated Parnell Diggs and Harry Pavilack and in the Democratic primary on June 12 to advance to a runoff. She then defeated Preston Brittain in the primary runoff on June 26, 2012.[2][3] She was defeated by Tom Rice (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rice 55.5% 153,068
     Democratic Gloria Bromell Tinubu 44.4% 122,389
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 281
Total Votes 275,738
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, South Carolina District 7 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGloria Bromell Tinubu Incumbent 72.7% 17,930
Preston Brittain 27.3% 6,733
Total Votes 24,663

Impact 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, who dropped out as well, South Carolina's 7th was a swing district in 2012.[5]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bromell Tinubu had no opposition in the July 20 primary and also no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 60 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGloria Bromell Tinubu Incumbent 100% 6,351
     Republican No challenger 0% 0
Total Votes 6,351



On June 6, 2012, Tinubu released a 30-second TV ad.

"Tinubu campaign ad."

"News Channel 15 interview."



"AFL-CIO Endorsement of Gloria Bromell Tinubu."
  • South Carolina's AFL-CIO
  • The Sun News and Myrtle Beach Online.[7]



A Francis Marion University/ poll, conducted May 14-15, 2012, showed then-candidate Ted Vick leading the rest of the Democratic field. Sixty-five percent of those polled, however, said they were still undecided.[8]

South Carolina's Congressional District 7, 2012
Poll Ted Vick (D) Gloria Tinubu (D)Preston Brittain (D)Harry Pavilack (D)Parnell Diggs (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Francis Marion University/
(May 14-15, 2012)
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Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bromell Tinubu's reports.[9]

Gloria Bromell Tinubu (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$3,472.87$41,143.00$(32,935.51)$11,680.36
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Bromell Tinubu's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Bromell Tinubu lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bromell Tinubu's campaign committee raised a total of $625,273 and spent $625,243.[11]


In her 2010 campaign, Bromell Tinubu ran unchallenged and thus chose not to fundraise.[12]


A South Carolina native, Bromell Tinubu was born in Brookgreen Gardens and raised in Plantersville, both located in Georgetown County. She is the seventh of eight children born to the late Beatrice and Charlie Bromell. Bromell Tinubu is married to Soji Tinubu. They have four adult children and two grandsons.

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