Just a friendly reminder, polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, so there’s still time to cast your vote in this year’s runoff elections.
The ballot for Charleston area voters consists solely of Republican candidates vying for seats in the Statehouse. In state Senate District 41, Roy Maybank and Sandy Senn are competing for a spot as the GOP candidate. Senn is a West Ashley lawyer. As part of her platform, Senn has promised to defend 2nd Amendment rights and encourage more conservation easements to preserve undeveloped land. Maybank, also a West Ashley resident, is a graduate of The Citadel and currently runs Maybank Law Firm. Following this year’s primary election, Maybank received endorsements from James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey and former Senate candidate Culver Kidd. This is the first attempt at political office by both candidates, who are running for the seat left vacant by Sen. Paul Thurmond.
The choice for the Republican candidate for Senate District 34 comes down to Reese Boyd and Stephen Goldfinch. Goldfinch, a member of the state House of Representatives, is a proponent for small government who sponsored a bill prohibiting federal restrictions on firearms. Runoff opponent Boyd bills himself as a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment candidate, who has earned an endorsement from Gov. Nikki Haley.
Also on the ballot for Tuesday are House District 110 GOP candidates William Cogswell and Russell Guerard. Vying for the seat left vacant by Rep. Chip Limehouse, Cogswell operates the development company behind projects like the Cigar Factory and serves on the board of the Historic Charleston Foundation. Guerard has promised that if elected he will work to improve I-26, enact term limits for state officials, and push for more ethics reform.