by Paul Bowers
Charleston-area Democratic candidates Colleen Condon and Paul Tinkler received an endorsement Friday from the S.C. Equality Political Action Committee, a recently formed advocacy group aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Condon, who is running unopposed for re-election to the Charleston County Council District 7 seat unopposed, is a fusion candidate running on the Democratic, Working Families, and Green party tickets. Tinkler is running against Republican Paul Thurmond for the S.C. Senate District 41 seat that was vacated by Glenn McConnell earlier this year.
According to a press release from the S.C. Equality PAC, Tinkler and Condon are "fair-minded candidates for state and local office who believe in a South Carolina that is inclusive of all communities, especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens and our families."
According to the website of S.C. Equality, the 10-year-old advocacy group that started the PAC, representatives from the group were interviewing candidates and considering endorsements in August.