Charleston GOP opens election office in Village Square

Charleston GOP opens election office in Village Square
September 24 17:03 2016 Print This Article

Charleston County is a true “battleground” county, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. The Charleston County GOP recently opened its election office at 1654 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley’s Village Square Shopping Center.

The Grand Opening was attended by Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster, the first statewide elected official to endorse Donald Trump, Congressman Mark Sanford, Charleston County Treasurer Andy Smith and State Representative Sylleste Davis.  Charleston County Clerk of Court Julie Armstrong and Coroner Rae Wooten were also on-hand.

Other Republican candidates in attendance included 6th Congressional District challenger Laura Sterling, Charleston County Auditor challenger Elizabeth Moffly, and House District 119 (mostly West Ashley) challenger Lee Edwards. Two Republicans for open seats – Brantley Moody for Charleston County Council District 7 and Lee Hewitt for House District 108 also spoke.

A victory by Moody would give the Republican Party a majority on Charleston County Council for the first time since 2006. Republicans turned out 14,442 more voters in the 2016 Presidential primary contests in Charleston County.

The Charleston County Republican Party is hosting a Debate Watch party Monday at 8 pm onboard the USS Yorktown. There are only 300 seats available.  The sign-up link is