2020 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
The 2020 Elections are vitally important to the future of our country. There are many Democratic candidates running for both statewide and local political office. Learn about their positions, volunteer to work on their campaigns, and contribute money to their efforts.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Joe believes we are in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough and resilient. We choose hope over fear. Science over fiction. Truth over lies. And unity over division. We treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor. We are the United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do.
It’s time for respected leadership on the world stage—and dignified leadership at home. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a president who will stand up for all of us.
In the midst of a growing public health crisis the country is looking for leadership, stability, and trusted experience — and that’s Vice President Joe Biden. Biden knows how to mount an effective crisis response and elevate the voices of scientists, public health experts, and first responders because he has done it before. Go to Joe Biden's website to view all of his bold ideas.
UNITED STATES SENATE
Jaime rose up from poverty thanks to teachers and mentors who helped guide him to, and through, college. Starting out as a teacher at his high school, he has dedicated his life to creating opportunity for others. Jaime knows there is no quick fix to the challenges that face South Carolinians, and he knows what it’s like to be caught in the middle of political games.
He’ll work with anyone, regardless of party, to champion solutions that can make the American Dream a reality for more South Carolinians, from growing the middle class to protecting health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Jaime believes that we are all in this together, and he’s running to bring that spirit back to Washington. You can read about Jaime's positions on the issues on his website
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
PO Box 21012, Charleston, SC 29413
Joe Cunningham is a problem solver at heart. As an attorney, Joe has prosecuted criminals and pursued justice on behalf of those who have been wronged. Before becoming an attorney, he worked as an ocean engineer ensuring the marine environment was protected. Joe is the youngest of five boys and was raised by parents that taught him to stand up and fight whenever he saw injustice in the world. Joe and his wife, Amanda, are co-owners of Soul Yoga + Wellness, a yoga studio located in West Ashley where they live with their new baby, Boone, and their four legged mutt, Teddy. Joe is devoted to solving problems. His passion is helping people and creating prosperous futures for everyone. As your Congressman, Joe will be a pragmatic voice who will put country over party by advocating for common sense solutions to protect you, your family, the Lowcountry and our future. For more information click here.
SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE, DISTRICT 45
MARGIE BRIGHT MATTHEWS
502 Gressette Bldg., Columbia 29201
Business: (803) 212-6108
State Senator Margie Bright Mattews has served in the South Carolina State Senate since 2016, representing District 45. Her district includes Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties.
Senator Bright Matthews is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Class of 1985, as well as a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Class of 1989. As a proud lifelong resident of Walterboro, she opened her own law firm in her hometown where she still practices. In 2015, she was elected to her current seat in the State Senate in a special election.
During her time in the State Legislature, Senator Bright Matthews has established herself as a leading voice on women’s rights, fighting for criminal justice reform, and improving public education for children across South Carolina. She serves on the Corrections and Penology, Family and Veterans' Services, Judiciary, Medical Affairs, and Transportation Committees.
SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE, DISTRICT 46
I moved to South Carolina over 12 years ago to teach in a small town like the one I grew up in. Being a social studies teacher with no advanced training in teaching was challenging, but I felt was more rewarding than my prior experence working in West Virginia state legislature.
When I moved to South Carolina and ever since, I have taken great pride in studying and researching our great state. I love our history but was surprised by some things in our present. The education system seemed to greatly underserve our students and especially in minority neighborhoods. The roads, bridges, and highways seemed to be in need of repair especially in some areas around the state. As I studied I found many things I thought were areas in need of improvement.
Our district has changed over the past ten years and I plan on showing our people I best fit this district because of my values and beliefs and that those ideas match the people of district better than the current officeholder. I will also be there to earn your vote because I am not a corporate funded career politician. I am a teacher who wants to work hard for the citizens of our district so Beaufort County can start being a leader in critical issues for our state instead of being led by others.
Campaign address: PO Box 3943, Bluffton, SC 29910
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 118
Mitch Seigel is running on a platform of progressive values and common sense solutions. He’s advocating for improvments to the access and ease of voting. He wants to improve education and nutrition for our SC children. He is proposing SC expand Medicaid for all people in need. Mitch would protect a woman’s right to choose and propose common sense solutions to improve to gun safety. To learn more about Mitch's campaign, click here.
23 Balsam Bay Ct, Bluffton, SC 29910
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 121
Michael F. Rivers, Sr.
The Honorable Michael F. Rivers, Sr.
734 Seaside Drive, St. Helena, SC 29920
432D Blatt Office Building
1105 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 212-6952 Columbia (O)
(843) 263-8467 Cell Phone
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 122
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 123
PO Box 3247, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928