Potential SC Petition Candidates Face Deadline

10:58 AM, Jul 16, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Dozens of would-be legislative candidates who want to be on November ballots face a deadline for turning in their petitions.
Potential petition candidates must turn in their signatures by noon Monday.
An unprecedented number of people are trying to get on the ballot as a petition candidate after being booted from primary ballots. A state Supreme Court decision in May on improperly filed paperwork caused about 250 candidates statewide to be removed from the June 12 primaries.
Becoming a petition candidate requires getting signatures from at least 5 percent of a district's registered voters.
Nearly two dozen candidates had already turned in their petitions by Monday. The state Election Commission certified the first petition candidate last Thursday, validating the signatures collected by House candidate Raye Felder of Fort Mill. 

Here's a look at who's filed for legislative offices, in order by the district they want to represent:

-Senate 23: Katrina Shealy
-Senate 24: Rep. Tom Young
-Senate 28: Greg Hembree
-Senate 36: Shaun Kent
-House 8: Ted Luckadoo
-House 11: Bob Shirley
-House 15: Samuel Rivers, Jr.
-House 28: Raye Felder (petition validated last Thursday)
-House 34: Gaye Holt
-House 36: Jim McMillan
-House 39: Phil Perry
-House 44: Joseph Coy
-House 53: Phil Powell
-House 56: Dennis DiSabato
-House 56: Mike Ryhal
-House 64: Robert Ridgeway, III
-House 81: Jane Vaughters
-House 103: Tom Winslow
-House 105: Kevin Hardee
-House 105: Blake Hewitt
-House 105: Bert von Hermann
-House 114: John Steinberger
-House 115: Carol Tempel


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