CCDP Newsletter: Charleston Area Candidate Announcements

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In the last two weeks, two Democrats from the Charleston area have announced for statewide office. Two-term State Representative Krystle Matthews of SC-117 announced that she will take on Senator Tim Scott in 2022. Also, this past week, our former US Representative Joe Cunningham of SC-1 announced that he will run for Governor of South Carolina. Both Matthews and Cunningham flipped seats from red to blue back in 2018. We will continue to share information as candidates announce their campaigns for next year’s elections between now and March 2022. You can learn more about these two campaigns through the buttons below!

CCDP PRECINCT ORGANIZATIONIf you’re not already a part of your precinct organization and you know you’d like to be, or if you’d like to know what precinct organization is all about, please email Joe Kelly, the new CCDP Precinct Coordinator, at

CCDP T-SHIRTS UPDATEThey’re here! If you placed a pre-order for one of our new T-shirt designs, they’ve arrived and are ready for pickup. Please stop by the office at 1379 Ashley River Rd. this Friday 10 AM-4 PM or Saturday 10 AM-2 PM. To arrange another time, email the Merch Team at

If you haven’t placed an order yet, we have a few extras available at

CHARLESTON CITY PLAN FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITIESThe City of Charleston is seeking to finalize its Comprehensive Plan 2020 and wants feedback from the citizens of Charleston! There are a number of ways you can offer feedback:You can review all draft plan materials and send anonymous feedback through a form at through May 9.There will be virtual feedback sessions, in which staff will present selections from the draft plan materials focused on each area of the city and then participants will be invited to take part in an open discussion and provide feedback.There will also be in-person pop-up feedback sessions, in which draft plan materials will be on display and staff will be available to discuss questions and concerns and listen to feedback. **Spanish-speaking staff will be present at all pop-ups.**Finally, if you can’t make it to one of the area-specific sessions above, you can come by city offices any Friday in April during normal office hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to review displays of the draft plan materials and speak directly with staff. Drop by the Gaillard Center, 2 George St, at your convenience. Enter through the George Street entrance and turn right.Please note that the plan is incomplete! It is still a work in progress and your feedback is critical as we finalize the full document. 

You can find further information and all of the dates and locations of the events at the link through the button below.


The South Carolina Democratic Party will hold its state convention virtually May 19-22. This event will be a thrilling virtual gathering of dedicated Democrats from across the Palmetto State. The Charleston County delegation is in need of men who are Charleston County voters to serve as alternates to the virtual convention. If you are interested or have any questions, please email our Director of the Delegation Mimi Dias at

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.

Joe’s Campaign Kick-Off

Join Joe Cunningham as he kicks off his campaign for governor of South Carolina! Come grab a bite and a beer and listen to Joe outline his vision for our state.Joe is launching his 46-county tour right here in Charleston at Tradesman Brewing Company, 1647 King Street Ext, Charleston, SC, 29405. Doors open at 5:30pm and the event begins at 6pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The event is outdoors and masks will be required.

Tradesman Brewing Company Click here to RSVP >
North Area Club Meeting (Virtual)

The North Area Club will hold a virtual meeting for the month of April. We urge individuals interested in discussing issues related to the North Area to attend. RSVP to receive the Zoom link!

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to RSVP >
Virtual Coffee with Democrats

Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation. No specific topics. We have been meeting for 13 years and do not want to give it up, so it will be on Zoom for a bit longer. There is a new Zoom link that you can access below.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone) Click here to Access the Zoom >

Give Back


If you are interested in making a difference in your community, please take time to consider running for office. The South Carolina Democratic Party has put out a form for individuals to express interest in running. You may think that it is too early to start thinking about this, but electoral success will require carefully laid out plans, which in turn require time. You can access the link via the button below.



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The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

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