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Dorchester County Sees Wave Of New Democratic State House Candidates

Pictured above left to right: Michelle Brandt (D) Candidate for State House 114, Sydney Clinton (D) Candidate for State House 98, Damien Daly (D) Candidate for State House 97

Dorchester County, S.C - Local Democrats are contesting numerous local Republican incumbents in Dorchester County in the 2022 election cycle. This Wednesday was the filling deadline for Democrat and Republican candidates that want to appear on the ballot in the upcoming elections.

It's no secret that Republicans control a majority of the elected positions in Dorchester County, but that isn't stopping local Democrats from recruiting and fielding a new crop of young and dynamic candidates for local and state level office.

Here are some of the upcoming contested elections in Dorchester County in 2022:

State House 94: (i) Gil Gatch (R) vs Ilene Davis (D)

State House 95: Jefferey Cila (R) vs (i) Gilda Cobb Hunter (D)

State House 97: Damian Daly (D), ReZsaun Lewis (D), Robby Robbins (R), Glenn Posey (R), Candace Jennings (R)

State House 98: (i) Chris Murphy (R), Greg Ford (R), Sydney Clinton (D)

State House 102: (i) Joe Jefferson (D), Ralph Elsey (R), Collin Holloway (D)

State House 109: (i) Deon Tedder (D), Rodney Travis (L)

State House 114: (i) Lin Bennett (R), Gary Brewer (R), Michelle Brandt (D)

We will continue to report on these candidates as we learn more.

Newly elected Dorchester County Chairwoman Jeni Atchley also owns JGS Strategies, a political consulting firm. One of her clients in her 'JGS' firm is ReZsaun Lewis who is running for State House 97 in the upcoming May 17th Special Election. ReZsaun has referred to Jeni in his videos as his "campaign staff" and "campaign manager". This week he announced the hire of two new co-campaign managers.

Lewis will face Robby Robbins in the May 17th Special Election, and then in June he will face Damien Daly who filed to run for State House 97 as a Democrat. recently wrote about ReZsaun's far-left stance on the issue concerning transgender women playing sports with biological women, read more about that HERE.

Summerville News also covered the filling of Gary Brewer, a local Republican who filled to run against one of the most Conservative members of the South Carolina State House Lin Bennett, read more about that HERE.

When asked for comment Dorchester County Republican Party Chairman Steven Wright replied to Summerville News: “Since my election as Chairman with the work of our executive committee we have grown our organization, improved our presence online and in the community, Fundraised, and are in the strongest position to defend all of our nominees. The fact is, no one can sit on the sidelines— we all must work hard and take nothing for granted in order to keep Dorchester County Red.” -DCRP Chairman Steven Wright

To find out what State House District you live in CLICK HERE. will continue to cover local, state, and national level politics that effects us. We're putting out a similar article in the coming week about the contested County Council and School Board level races.

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