Meet the Candidate: Emily Cegledy (South Carolina)

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Candidate Name:

Emily Cegledy

Photo provided by the campaign.

Candidate’s Preferred Pronouns


What office are you running for?

SC Senate District 34

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date


Why are you running for office?

South Carolina has public health issues that have been placed on the back burner for far too long. As a Registered Nurse, I am deeply aware of the healthcare needs in our State. As your Senator I will work hard to end healthcare disparities, take power back from greedy insurance companies, and expand mental health care. South Carolina is sick, we need a nurse in the Senate!

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

The COVID 19 pandemic has brought to light the need for our lawmakers to focus on improving healthcare in our communities. I would support Medicaid Expansion and fight for prior authorization transparency from insurance companies. I would work to improve access to mental health care including expanding mental health education in our schools.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

Be civil to one another. Take time to listen and learn from each other.

Who is your hero?


What are your hobbies?

Reading, Going to the beach with my family

What is the most recent book you read?

How Fascism Works by Jason Stanley

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

3 young kids and a giant black Labrador.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Phonebanking, canvassing, and donating

Candidate Social Media:

Website| Facebook | Twitter

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