Dorchester County, S.C. - On Thursday night the Dorchester County Republican Party held their first meeting of 2023 at the American Legion building in Summerville. They passed a slew of resolutions that will be sent to the legislative delegation and Governor for consideration. The resolution contained policies at the State legislative level that the DCRP supports. You can see the full legislative priority resolution here:
Most notably, the DCRP agreed to announce their support for Single Member District legislation that would separate school board elections for DD2 into single districts (such as county council elections) rather than requiring school board candidates to campaign across most of the county to get elected. Chairman Steven Wright said in support of this resolution, "You may be wondering why Charleston and Berkeley Counties were able to flip their school boards to Conservative majorities and we didn't, it's because our current system is rigged in favor of incumbents, and that needs to change.
Wright added that next Wednesday he'll be hosting a press conference alongside Dorchester County Democratic Chairman Richard Hayes and other community members to voice their joint support for the Single Member District legislation. State Senator Sean Bennett is also rumored to be announcing shortly an upcoming town hall to speak with the community about the issue as well.
We'll continue to keep you updated on the status of this legislation and the local efforts of community members to get it passed!