Candidate Forums Recordings

Candidate Forums Recordings

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We are committed to providing fair, nonpartisan candidate forums that are open to the general public. Recordings of our 2020 forums are posted below. We also did a series of Conversations With Candidates, with shorter interviews of individual candidates; these listings appear after the forums in each county. (We chose this option when other reasons prevented us from doing a forum, including an opponent declining to participate or time constraints.) 

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Berkeley Candidate Forums

Many thanks to the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce for co-sponsoring all Berkeley forums!

9th Circuit Solicitor - Ben Pogue and Scarlett Wilson are running for Solicitor for Berkeley and Charleston Counties. Among other things, this office prosecutes all criminal cases in the circuit's court of general sessions and adjudicates the Pre-Trial Intervention program. Watch the recording of the forum here.

Berkeley County School Board, Districts 1 and 3: Join us to hear from these school board candidates about their vision and plan for Berekely County schools. Watch the recording of the forum here.

Berkeley County School Board, Districts 5, 7, and 9: Join us for the second night of Berkeley School Board forums, to hear from candidates from the candidate of districts 5, 7, and 9 about their vision and plan for Berkeley County schools. Watch the recording of the forum here.

Senate Districts 38 & 39: Candidates Tom Connor and Vernon Stephens (District 39) and Candidates John Lowe and Sean Bennett (District 38) answered questions submitted by voters, the LWV, and forum co-sponsor Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. Watch the recording of the forum here!

House District 99: Candidates Jen Gibson and Mark Smith will answer questions from voters and event co-sponsors. This district covers part of Daniel Island, Mt Pleasant, Hanahan, and Cainhoy. Watch the recording of this forum here.

House District 109: Candidates Deon Tedder and Rodney Travis will come together to answer questions from voters and event co-sponsors. This district covers part of North Charleston and Mt Pleasant along the Ashley River. The recording of this forum is available here.

House District 114: Candidates Brad Jayne and Ed Sutton will answer questions from voters and event co-sponsors. The third candidate in this race, Lin Bennett, declined our invitation to participate. This district covers parts of West Ashley and Dorchester along the Ashley River. Watch the recording of this forum here.

House District 117: Conversation with Candidate Jordan Pace. Watch the conversation here.

Charleston Candidate Forums

9th Circuit Solicitor - Ben Pogue and Scarlett Wilson are running for Solicitor for Berkeley and Charleston Counties. Among other things, this office prosecutes all criminal cases in the circuit's court of general sessions and adjudicates the Pre-Trial Intervention program. This forum was co-sponsored by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. Watch the recording of the forum here.

Charleston County Sheriff: Al Cannon and Kristin Graziano are running for Sheriff of Charleston County. The mission of the Sheriff's office is to "prevent crime and the fear of crime by providing excellence in law enforcement services, accountability, and connections with our communities." Watch the recording of the forum here.

SC Senate Districts 41 and 43: Candidates for SC Senate District 41 (Sandy Senn and Sam Skardon) and candidates for SC Senate District 43 (Chip Campsen and Richard Hricik) answered questions from constituents and the LWV. You can watch the recording of the forum here.

Charleston County Council: All candidates running for the three contested and open seats on County Council (in districts 3, 6, and 7) participated in this forum. The recording of the forum is available here.

Charleston County Consolidated School Board: There are 16 candidates running for 5 seats on CCSB. Regardless of where they live, all Charleston voters will pick two candidates from the North Area, two candidates from West Ashley, and one candidate from the Peninsula. Who will best represent you? The recording of the forum is available here.

House District 109: Candidates Deon Tedder and Rodney Travis will come together to answer questions from voters and event co-sponsors. This district covers part of North Charleston and Mt Pleasant along the Ashley River. The recording of the forum is available here.

House District 99: Candidates Jen Gibson and Mark Smith will answer questions from voters and event co-sponsors. This district covers part of Daniel Island, Mt Pleasant, Hanahan, and Cainhoy. Watch the recording of the forum here.

House Districts 110 and 112: Candidates Rebecca Niess Cingolani and William Cogswell (District 110) and candidates Daniel Brownstein and Joe Bustos (District 112) will join us to answer questions from voters and the LWV. These districts cover parts of Mt Pleasant, Isle of Palms, and Sullivans Island. The recording of this forum is available here.

House District 114: Candidates Brad Jayne and Ed Sutton will answer questions from voters and event co-sponsors. The third candidate in this race, Lin Bennett, declined our invitation to participate. This district covers parts of West Ashley and Dorchester along the Ashley River. Watch the recording of this forum here.

House Districts 115 and 119: Candidates Josh Stokes and Spencer Wetmore (District 115) and candidates Leon Stavrinakis and Alex Thornton (District 119) will join us to answer questions from voters and the LWV. These districts cover parts of West Ashley, James Island, Kiawah, and Seabrook. Watch the recording of this forum here!

Charleston County Coroner: Conversation with Candidate Bobbi Jo O'Neal Watch the recording of the conversation here.

House District 97: Conversation with Candidate Veronica (Ronee) DeCanio Watch the recording of the conversation here.

House District 117: Conversation with Candidate Jordan Pace. Watch the conversation here.

Dorchester Candidate Forums

Dorchester District 2 School Board - Candidates are running for three open seats on school board. This forum was co-sponsored by the Summerville Education Association. Watch the recording of the forum here.

Senate Districts 38 & 39: Candidates Tom Connor and Vernon Stephens (District 39) and Candidates John Lowe and Sean Bennett (District 38) will answer questions submitted by voters, the LWV, and forum co-sponsor Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. Watch the recording of the forum here.

Dorchester County Sheriff: Conversation with Candidate Trumaine Moorer. Watch the recording of the conversation here.

House District 97: Conversation with Candidate Veronica (Ronee) DeCanio Watch the recording of the conversation here.

Co-Sponsoring our Candidate Forums

We welcome the opportunity to work with community organizations as cosponsors. To maintain the integrity of our candidate forums, we adhere to our candidate forum policy, which includes a specific format and maintaining strict nonpartisanship. If you are interested in working together to present a forum, please contact us at vote [at] lwvcharleston.org about a partnership!