Beaufort County - Democratic Candidates for Local Office
As Democrats announce their candidacy for elected office in Beaufort County for the 2019 and the 2020 elections, they will be profiled here. To link with the campaign websites, click on the campaign logos.
For a list of Open Positions in the 2020 elections visit Running For Political Office.
If you are interested in running for political office, please contact the BCDP through the Contact Us form.
For copies of maps for the boundaries of each elected position in Beaufort County, please refer to Beaufort County Voting District Maps.
United States Senate
United States U.S. House of Representatives
South Carolina Senate District 43
Richard Hrick - Democratic Candidate for SC Senate District 43 Beaufort Precincts include: Burton 2A; part of Burton 2B; all 3 Mossy Oaks precincts; both Port Royal precincts; all 7 Lady’s Island precincts; and all of the 6 St. Helena precincts.
South Carolina House District 118
Beaufort County Voting District Maps
South Carolina's seven United States representatives and 170 state legislators are all elected from political divisions called districts. District lines are redrawn every 10 years following completion of the United States census. Federal law stipulates that districts must have nearly equal populations and must not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.
The defined districts in Beaufort County for Congress, State Senate, State House, County Council, School Board, and Town Council are not only different but often make little sense as the districts overlap and there are no uniform boundaries. In South Carolina, congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn by the state legislature. These lines are subject to veto by the governor. South Carolina's legislative redistricting committees adopted redistricting guidelines in 2011. These guidelines recommend that all congressional and state legislative districts be contiguous and "attempt to preserve communities of interest and cores of incumbents' existing districts." Further, the guidelines suggest that districts should "adhere to the county, municipal, and voting precinct boundary lines." These guidelines may be modified by the legislature at its discretion. Upon completion of the 2020 census, South Carolina will draft and enact new district maps.
Below are links to the maps for each of the elected positions in Beaufort County.
The following Town Council positions are at-large:
The following Public Service District is at large: