CCDP Newsletter: Our Work Is Not Yet Done

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Next Thursday (11/19), CCDP will have our monthly meeting via Zoom. At this meeting, we will discuss this election season and appreciate all of the hard work Charleston Democrats put into this election. There is a lot to discuss and reflect on, as the last few months have been filled with excitement, nerves, sweat, and maybe even tears.

However, we want to be clear that our work is not yet done! Yes, the South Carolina and Charleston elections have been called, but we want to help our neighboring state of Georgia to ensure that they are able to elect Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win the US Senate run-offs. In the meeting, we will discuss how we as Charleston Democrats can make a difference in those elections. Also, please note that our December meeting will be moved to December 3rd as to further discuss these efforts. Be sure to join us via Zoom!


We now have a new President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, so we should take a breath and appreciate the successes we had this election. Not only did we turn out and vote in record-setting numbers, we volunteered and worked hard for months. And because of that, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be leading our country!

With that said, we want to congratulate our new elected officials:

  • Kristin Graziano, who will become the 1st female county sheriff in SC history
  • Rob Wehrman and Rev. Kylon Middleton, who won the open County Council races in the 3rd & 6th Districts (respectively), flipping Charleston County Council back into Democratic hands
  • Deon Tedder and Chardale Murray, who won the open SC State House races in the 109th and 116th House districts (respectively)

Of course, we also want to congratulate our elected officials who won reelection:

  • Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, who has been reelected to his 15th (!) term in the US House of Representatives
  • Mary Tinkler, who won reelection as the Charleston County Treasurer
  • Peter Tecklenburg, who has been reelected for a 3rd term as the Charleston County Auditor
  • Henry Darby, who has been reelected to represent Charleston County Council District 4
  • Senators Marlon Kimpson and Margie Bright-Matthews, who have been reelected to the South Carolina Senate Districts 42 and 45 (respectively)
  • Representatives JA MooreWendell GilliardMarvin PendarvisSpencer WetmoreKrystle Matthews, and Leon Stavrinakis, who have been reelected to the South Carolina State House Districts 15, 111, 113, 115, 117, and 119 (respectively)

We also want to recognize the hard work, time, service, and dedication that our candidates put into this election. Though we may not have won every race, we have been amazed by the quality of candidates that we had the pleasure of supporting this election cycle.

Thank you to all of our candidates and all of our volunteers for making this election season memorable!


CCDP wants to recognize all of the veterans from all branches and the military families in our community! We thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. We deeply admire your bravery and dedication to our country, and you serve as an example to all of us!

Upcoming Events

All meetings until further notice will be conducted “virtually” using Zoom. You can connect by computer or telephone. We will continue to use MobilizeAmerica to RSVP.

James Island Folly Beach Dems End-of-Year (Virtual) Celebration

Join the James Island Folly Beach Dems for our last meeting of 2020! We will approve of our new slate of leadership, hear from our elected officials, and give away prizes for our phone banking contest! Join us virtually as we toast to everyone’s hard work this year.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
West Ashley Democrats Virtual Meeting

Join your fellow West Ashley Democrats for a post election analysis of West Ashley races, and an eye to the future.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
Charleston County Democrats Virtual November Meeting

Join us as we discuss the results of the November General Election and plan for the future, including how we can help out in the Georgia runoff elections that will decide the future of the U.S. Senate.This meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom. There will be no in-person meeting.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
East Cooper Democrats November Meeting (Virtual)

Join East Cooper Democrats to celebrate the election of a new President, discuss the election, and start planning for 2021.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >
Charleston County Democrats Virtual December Meeting

Our December meeting will happen early so that we can continue our work to help with the Georgia Senate Runoff elections in January. We will also celebrate all of our 2020 CCDP candidates and all of the hard work put into this campaign season.This meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom. There will be no in-person meeting.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)

Click here to RSVP >


 The last week’s question was:

 “What are three ways of the ways that you can volunteer before Election Day to make a difference?” 

There were numerous correct answers for this question. A few answers were phone banking, lit dropping, and placing campaign signs up at polling sites on Election Day. Thank you to everyone who submitted an answer. This week’s winner is Elizabeth Holzkamper!

Elizabeth, please reply to this newsletter to claim your prize!

This week’s question is: 

What number term in the US House will the 117th Congress be for Majority Whip Jim Clyburn?

Submit your answer HERE and check back next week to see if you’ve won!  

Take Action


We really want to keep our Democratic energy up even though November 3rd has passed, so come to our monthly county meetings via Zoom. They will occur November 19th and December 3rd! Also, text three friends to come as well! You can RSVP below!





Support CCDP (and help elect Democrats) by buying a t-shirt, water bottle, or Koozie today! We also have a new item: an Official Charleston Democrat Pint Glass!


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