CMCC PAC Endorsed Candidates Successful in Primary Race

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June 11, 2014

Charleston, SC – As polls closed on multiple primary races last night, our business community and region took another step forward as several Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s PAC-endorsed candidates were elected.

A critical key to a thriving business environment is electing pro-business leaders to public office. Recently, the Chamber’s Political Action Committee (CMCC PAC) announced endorsements for Dorchester and Berkeley County Council primary races.

The following endorsed candidates were successful:

Berkeley County Council District 4     Tommy Newell
Dorchester County Council District 2     David Chinnis
Dorchester County Council District 7     Jay Byars

Additionally, CMCC PAC-endorsed Berkeley County Council District 6 candidate Jack Schurlknight won his race with a 45% – 39% margin.  However, since neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote, a run-off election will be held on June 24 .

Congratulations to all successful candidates in last night’s primary elections. This fall, CMCC PAC will be heavily involved in key local races in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

For more information on the CMCC PAC, contact George Ramsey at 843.805.3116.

About the Chamber PAC :  The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce PAC is a separate organization from the Chamber, governed by an independent board of directors. The PAC’s mission is to evaluate and support candidates for local and state office who acknowledge, support and actively vote for pro-business policies and legislation.

About the Chamber: With more than 1,700 member organizations representing 100,000 professionals, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce serves as the collective voice of the business community and a catalyst for advancing the region’s economy and enhancing members’ success through Advocacy, Innovation, Talent and Business Advancement. Visit