WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing three Spotlight candidates in South Carolina who will bring compassionate leadership to the state legislature. From the South Carolina lowcountry to the historic streets of Charleston, these candidates bring deep ties to their communities and a vision for a better future to legislative office. In 2022, the DLCC is committed to building strong infrastructure everywhere and supporting incredible candidates that represent their communities.
“We are so proud of our South Carolina Democrats that continue to fight for a brighter future for the Palmetto State,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “While the South Carolina GOP continues to radicalize around dangerous gun laws and attacks on abortion rights, Democrats are pushing for transformative legislation that works for all South Carolinians and makes communities safer. Whether it’s pushing to expand Medicaid to save lives, increasing wages, or defending everyone’s right to vote, southern Democrats are on the front lines in the fight against Republican extremism and are working to build a better, more equitable future for the South.”
The following Spotlight candidates have displayed extraordinary leadership while fighting for their communities:
- Heather Bauer (SC HD-75): Heather Bauer knows what it means to live paycheck to paycheck, having saved for years to provide for herself while helping her mother earn a GED. Heather is fighting to ensure that South Carolina families are never forced to decide between paying the bills and putting food on the table. She is determined to deliver for families just like hers by expanding affordable housing, access to quality education, and affordable health care for all.
- Spencer Wetmore (SC HD-115): Spencer Wetmore made national headlines by flipping HD-115, a district Trump won, blue in the summer of 2020. She defended her seat again in November. Spencer, who began her career in public service as a prosecutor for the Charleston County Solicitor’s Office, is running for another term in the House to protect the coastal communities of HD-115 and expand access to quality education and affordable health care.
- Chardale Murray (SC HD-116): Chardale Murray, who was born and raised in South Carolina’s lowcountry, is fighting to better the lives of her neighbors and community. Chardale — an educator, small business owner, and local public servant — was first elected to the state legislature in 2020. She has advocated for increased access to good-paying jobs, affordable health care, and improvements to local infrastructure — including better roads and faster broadband internet.