Get thee to the polls

June 7, 2012 

Voting in Tuesday’s primary election will determine who will square off as the Republican candidate and Democrat candidate (barring run-offs, of course) in the November general election for the hotly contested spanking new Seventh Congressional District which includes the Grand Strand.

Voting in Tuesday’s primary election will determine who will square off as the Republican candidate and Democrat candidate (barring run-offs, of course) in the November general election for the hotly contested spanking new Seventh Congressional District which includes the Grand Strand.

Polling is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Horry County’s 114 precincts. To find your precinct, go to www.horrycounty.org/voting/precincts/index.asp.

Here are the candiates for the Seventh Congressional District:

REPUBLICANS

Andre Bauer: Bauer served in the S.C. House of Representatives and the state Senate before two terms as lieutenant governor under Mark Sanford. www.andrebauer.com.

Renee Culler: Culler is a Georgetown County native and a realtor in Murrells Inlet who worked in environmental sales in Texas and Tennessee, and in regulatory affairs at 3V Chemicals in Georgetown.

Katherine Jenerette: Jenerette served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm and is an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, and has served as a congressional field representative for the First Congressional District. www.jenerette.com

Jay Jordan: Jordan, 31, is a Florence attorney and small business owner. www.jayjordanforcongress.com.

James Mader: The 51-year-old Pawleys Island resident is a businessman who runs New Beginnings, a landscape management company. www.JimMader forDistrict7.com.

Chad Prosser: Prosser served eight years on County Council, including stints as chairman and was the director of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism during Sanford’s administration. www.chadprosser.com.

Tom Rice: Rice is the current chairman of Horry County Council. www.votetomrice.com.

Randal Wallace: Myrtle Beach native Wallace is in his third term as a member of Myrtle Beach City Council and is a real estate agent with Waccamaw Land and Timber. www.voterandalwallace.com.

Dick Withington: This South Strand resident Withington has filed as a candidate in the seventh district, but he is also filed to run in the District 34 State Senate primary and the State House District 109 primaries. www.dickwithington.org.

DEMOCRATS

Preston Brittain: Brittain, a Myrtle Beach attorney, grew up in Horry County and is a graduate of Wofford College and the University of South Carolina School of Law. www.prestonbrittain.com.

Parnell Diggs: Diggs, born blind, is a Surfside Beach attorney who has been active in advocacy for the blind and visually impaired for many years in South Carolina. www.parnelldiggsforcongress.com.

Harold Pavilack: You’ve been living under a rock for the past four decades if you don’t know this Myrtle Beach attorney’s name. www.pavilackforcongress.com.

Gloria Tinubu: Tinubu, a native of Georgetown County, was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010 but resigned her seat in December 2011 to return to South Carolina and run for Congress. www.gloria4congress.com.

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