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State Senate District 34 candidate forum

The Georgetown County League of Women Voters, the Horry County League of Women Voters, Coastal Observer, Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and AARP will present a forum featuring the Republican Party primary candidates of state Senate District 34 on May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Waccamaw Library.

All candidates have accepted. They are Reese Boyd, Joe Ford, Stephen Goldfinch and Dick Withington. This primary election is the voters' only choice for the person who will replace state Sen. Ray Cleary, who is not seeking re-election. No Democrats will be on the November ballot for this seat.

The forum will be operated under LWV rules. Policy positions should be the focus of the event. All questions for the candidates will be written and reviewed to avoid duplication, personal attacks and unrelated issues. Charles Swenson, editor of the Coastal Observer, will moderate.

You may also ask a question here; questions will be considered for presenting to candidates at the forum:

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This important office includes coastal portions of Horry, Georgetown and Charleston Counties. To see the map of the district, click here:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/maps/senate/Sen34.pdf

Georgetown County party primary lineup

Party primaries will be held June 14. When filing for office ended March 31 at noon, we were set up for four party primaries in Georgetown County, only one of them countywide.

Here is what you may be voting for on primary day, depending on party and place of residence:

Senate District 34, includes Waccamaw Neck and along the coast (except for the city of Georgetown) south into Charleston County and north into Horry. Sen. Ray Cleary (R-Murrells Inlet) is not seeking re-election.

Candidates, all Republicans, are Reese Boyd, Joe Ford, Stephen Goldfinch and Dick Withington. Only Ford and Goldfinch live in Georgetown County.

In House District 103, which includes the city of Georgetown and most of the county, with parts also in Horry and Williamsburg, Rep. Carl Anderson (D-Georgetown) is being challenged by Dewon Huggins of Horry County in a Democratic primary.

Teresa Bennani and Lee Powers Boan, both Republicans, are in the GOP primary for probate judge. Incumbent Waldo Maring is not seeking re-election. This will be the only countywide party primary.

In County Council District 3, Democratic incumbent Leona Tiger Miller is challenged in the party primary by Everett Carolina Sr. and Morris Johnson. This district is in the Santee-Sampit area of the county.

Click on the elections tab at left for a complete list of candidates.

Youth voter registration

Our League, partnered with Delta Sigma Theta Georgetown Alumnae Chapter registered 132 young people earlier in April. Several more took forms or other information about how to register.

We held registration opportunities in all four high schools, plus the Howard Adult Center and Horry Georgetown Technical College.

We received a grant from the LWV Education Fund to cover expenses such as printing posters. It is not too late to register, if you will be 18 by the time of the November election, you have until May 14 to register to vote in the June 14 primaries.

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