CCDP Newsletter: State House District 112 Feature

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This week, we are featuring the two Democratic candidates for SC State House District 112: David Artushin and Stephen Hilton.David Artushin is not a political insider. He is a proud husband, father, businessman, Christian, and South Carolinian. He is running to represent South Carolina House District 112 because he believes in putting family first. His family loves East Cooper because of the strong sense of community, strong Christian values, and outdoor lifestyle that makes this a special place to call home. If elected to the State House, he pledges to support bipartisan efforts to do what’s best for South Carolina. He will support legislation to improve our state’s infrastructure, solve traffic congestion, support our K-12 public schools, conserve our coastal areas, and reject any effort to bring offshore drilling to our state. No longer shall we be divided, but instead learn to work together, love thy neighbor, and build a better tomorrow for all South Carolinians.

Stephen Hilton has grown up in Mount Pleasant going to Pinckney Elementary, Cario Middle, and Academic Magnet High School.  He enjoys his days by going to the beach, going fishing, and eating at amazing restaurants overlooking the water.  He is running to improve the education system so that everyone has an equal opportunity and ability to improve themselves.  He also believes in protecting access to the beach and planning for the future with flood and hurricane protection.  Stephen believes in equal chances for every resident and wants to work alongside everyone to move the district forward.




The saying goes that “all good things must come to an end,” and my tenure leading this newsletter is no exception. In June, I will be moving away from Charleston, which means that CCDP is need of new people to help run the newsletter! If you are interested, please reply to this email or send an email to! I will show the new team the ropes, so do not worry about being thrown in blindly. I look forward to the future leadership of this newsletter!


The candidate overview has been updated to include state-level candidates!


Supporters like you allow us to keep the CCDP office open, train and support candidates and fund events in the Lowcountry. Please consider donating so that we can continue these efforts. With the 2022 election just months away, it is more important than ever to make sure we have the resources we need to succeed!


Upcoming Events

CCDW May Meeting

You’re invited to join Charleston County Democratic Women, on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 PM for the social and 6:30 to 7:30 pm to hear the candidates. It will be “in-person” at CCDP headquarters, 1379 Ashley River Road, Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29407So far the following candidates have agreed to attend our event. State Superintendent for Education: Dr. Gary Burgess, Lisa Ellis, and Representative Jerry Govan. As more confirmations come in, we will post them to refreshments, we ask that you bring a snack and it’s BYOB. Don’t worry if you don’t have a snack to share, please come because we will have a few deli trays and some drinks. Looking forward to having a great time together!

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2022 Candidate Information

Carlton Boyd
Joe Cunningham 
Mia McLeod
Calvin CJ Mack McMillan
William H. Williams

U.S. Senate:
Catherine Fleming Bruce (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Angela Geter
Krystle Matthews 
Secretary of State: Peggy Butler (WebsiteDonations)(NOMINEE)
State Superintendent of Education:
Dr. Gary Burgess (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Lisa Ellis
Jerry Govan

United States Congress:
SC-1: Dr. Annie Andrews (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
Michael Addison (WebsiteFacebookDonations)
Gregg Marcel Dixon (WebsiteFacebookTwitterDonations)
Majority Whip James “Jim” E. Clyburn (WebsiteInstagram;  FacebookTwitterDonations)

South Carolina State House
15: Representative JA Moore (NOMINEE)
80: Donna Brown Newton (WebsiteFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
109: Representative Deon Tedder (NOMINEE)
110: Ellis Roberts (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
111: Representative Wendell Gilliard (NOMINEE)
Dave Artushin (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Stephen Hilton (WebsiteTwitterDonations)
113: Representative Marvin Pendarvis (NOMINEE)
114: Michelle Brandt (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
115: Representative Spencer Wetmore (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)(NOMINEE)
116: Representative Chardale Murray (NOMINEE)
119: Representative Leon Stavrinakis (NOMINEE)

Charleston County Council:
5: Councilman Teddie Pryor (NOMINEE)
Councilwoman Anna Johnson
Ronald L. Ladson (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
Millicent TraeyeMiddleton (WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterDonations)
9: Dylan Tullberg (NOMINEE)

Charleston County Probate Judge:
Tamara Cunningham Curry (WebsiteDonations)
Stephanie Ganaway-Pasley

Charleston County Register of Deeds:
Karen Hollings
Michael Miller

Give Back

Blessing Box Donations Needed!
Please consider donating to our CCDP Blessing Box. You can #StockTheBox at any time, or drop off items to the office during office hours or by appointment. Our community members appreciate and depend on our kindness!

A few things to remember when donating Blessing Box items: DO donate non-perishable items that will hold up in the weather example: canned vegetables and meats/fish, sauces in jars, boxes of rice or pastaprotip: donate items that don’t require milk/butter/oil to prepare, get cans with pop-tops that don’t require can openers DO donate small personal care items that will fit in the blessing box example toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, DO NOT donate any open or expired items. Lowcountry Period Project Supplies Needed!
Did you know that our volunteers build period packs in support of the Homeless Period Project? The project provides pre-made kits for homeless shelters and nurse’s offices at Title IX schools in the Lowcountry. These items are a luxury to homeless women and girls and many are forced to choose between hygiene and food. Please consider donating the following items so we can continue to support this amazing project!
-individually-wrapped feminine pads
-individually-wrapped tampons
-individually-wrapped wipes
-individually-wrapped panty liners

Thanks again for your generosity!

Our office has limited public hours due to COVID, but if you are dropping off donations, you can email to arrange a drop-off time.

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