Hillary Clinton-Organization, South Carolina
updated March 23, 2009

Headquarters: 1200 Main Street, Suite 200, (corner of Main and Gervais) in Columbia.
...grand opening June 19, 2007 with Senior Campaign Advisor Alvin Brown 
and South Carolina Advisor Senator Darrell Jackson

July 13, 2007 launch/grab

State Director Kelly S. Adams
(announced April 23, 2007)  Most recently served as director of the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus.  Prior to that, Adams was a field organizer for the National Association of Social Workers and South Carolina deputy director of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign.
Deputy Political Director Carey Campbell
Intern and volunteer coordinator on Sen. John Edwards' 2003-04 South Carolina primary campaign.
Deputy Field Director Michael Bailey

Regional Field Directors
Midlands Joiquim Barnes
Previously director of party organization for the SC Democratic Party.  Barnes is the Pastor of Community CME Church in Columbia, SC.  He has worked on numerous campaigns, including Dick Gephardt's SC presidential primary campaign, 2003; Mark Warner for Governor in Virginia, 2001; UNITE! in New York, 1999; and Jim Hodges for Governor in South Carolina, 1998.  Bachelor's degree in psychology from Paine College, 1998.

Midlands Field Organizer: LaTonya Dow

Regional Offices:

Orangeburg - 747 John C Calhoun Drive, Suite D, Orangeburg, SC  29115
...Grand opening Oct. 18, 2007 with Terry McAuliffe

Charleston - 531 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC  29407
...Grand opening Oct. 19, 2007 with Terry McAuliffe

Florence - 420 W Cheves St., Florence, SC  29501
...Grand opening Oct. 19, 2007 with Terry McAuliffe

York County - 214 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC  29731
...Grand opening Oct. 19, 2007 with Terry McAuliffe

Women’s Outreach Director Jane Emerson
(reported June 11, 2007)  A former CEO of South Carolina Planned Parenthood.

Faith Outreach Coordinator Rev. Travien Capers
St. Luke Missionary Baptist in Fairfax, SC 

Student Outreach Coordinator Joey Adams


Volunteer Coordinator Mekell Mikell
Previously co-field coordinator at South Carolina ONE Vote '08.


Communications Director Zac Wright
(reported June 11, 2007)  Taking leave from position as Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s communications director; served as a spokesman on Beebe's 2006 gubernatorial campaign.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN) through July 2005.  Press secretary for the Tennessee Democratic Party.    

Communications Assistant Jessica Painter


Voter File Manager
Bill Baugh
B.A., double major, in statistics and political science from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2007.  

Consulting State Sen. Darrell Jackson/Sunrise Enterprises
(reported by Maggie Haberman.  "Shocking 200G Hill Deal."  New York Post, Feb. 15, 2007)  Jackson was co-chair of Sen. John Edwards 2004 South Carolina primary campaign.  From Hopkins, he was elected to the Senate in Nov. 1992; he represents District 21 (parts of Calhoun and Richland counties).  He is pastor at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road in Columbia, serving one of the largest congregations in South Carolina with over 6,000 members.  He succeeded his father in that position in 1996.  He is also CEO of Sunrise Enterprise of Columbia, Inc., which he founded in 1986.  Master's in religious studies from Columbia International Seminary, 1982.  B.A. in political science from Benedict College.


Co-Chairs (announced June 26, 2007)
Former Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard “Dick” Riley
U.S. Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton.  Elected governor of South Carolina in 1978; re-elected and served until 1987.  Served 10 years in the State Senate, beginning in 1967; member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1963-66.  Law degree from the University of South Carolina, 1959.  Served in the Navy from 1954-55.  Undergraduate degree from Furman University, 1954.  Born in Greenville County, South Carolina.

State Senator John W. Matthews
Has represented District 39, Bamberg, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Orangeburg Counties, since 1985.  Member of the House of Representatives from 1975-84.  Previously served as teacher and administrator in the public school system and as a small business owner.  Undergraduate and graduate degrees from South Carolina State.

State Senator Linda Short
Has represented District 17, Chester, Fairfield, York, and Union Counties, since 1993.  Prior to serving in the Senate, she served on the Chester County School Board for ten years.  B.A. in psychology from Winthrop University.

Aiken City Council Member Lessie Price
Elected in 1987; the first woman elected to a municipal at-large seat on the Aiken City Council.  A former president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.  A former chairman of the Aiken Regional Medical Centers Board of Trustees.  Educated in the public schools of Aiken County, Allen University and the University of South Carolina.

Women for Hillary
State Co-Chairs
County Councilwoman Gracie Floyd of Anderson
Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon
Florence political activist Marguerite Willis
former South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council President Louisiana Wright of Aiken
more >

Seniors for Hillary South Carolina Steering Committee
announced Sept. 10, 2007
Dr. Bernetha George of Florence
Myrtle Beach farmer Mangro Floyd
Democratic activist Flo Rosse of Hilton Head
Mary Paxton of Lexington
Vinnie Blount of Clinton
Sept. 20, 2007 additions to the South Carolina Seniors for Hillary Committee include:
Betty Wilcox of Rock Hill,
June Roberts of Charleston
Audrey Sneed of the Richland County Democratic Party executive committee
Bonnie Matthews of Mt Pleasant
Gail Ensinger of Surfside Beach
Elizabeth Webb of Hickory Grove

More Endorsements (announced Feb. 19, 2007)
State Sen. Darrell Jackson  District 21 (parts of Calhoun and Richland Cos)   (reported Feb. 13, 2007)
State Sen. Robert Ford   District 42 (Charleston)   (reported Feb. 13, 2007)

State Rep. David J. Mack III  District 109 (North Charleston)
State Rep. John Scott Jr.  District 77 (Columbia)
State Rep. Terry Alexander  District 59 (Florence and Marion Cos)

former State Sen. Maggie Glover of Florence

Richland County Councilwoman Bernice G. Scott
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson
Richland County School District One Commissioner Dwayne Smiling

Charleston County Councilman Henry Darby
Charleston County Councilman Teddie Pryor Sr.
Marva Smalls - Former staff director of South Carolina’s Private Industry Council for Gov. Richard Riley and later chief of staff for Congressman Robin Tallon.  Currently executive vice president of public affairs for the Nickelodeon Channel and MTV Networks’ executive vice president of inclusion strategy.

announced April 12, 2007
Florence Mayor Frank Willis >

announced May 25, 2007
Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Claudia J. Kennedy to chair SC Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary.
The first woman to be appointed a three star general in the United States Army.

announced July 2, 2007
State Rep. and Deputy Minority Leader Cathy Harvin  District 64 (Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties).
First elected in Feb. 2006, to fill the term of her late husband.  Harvin, from Summerton, is a major accounts manager for Dell Computer, since 1995.  Previously director of the Dupont Center at Central Carolina Tech. Coll. Continuing Education.  Past president of the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation and served on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees.  Harvin was President of the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of Summerton Presbyterian Church.

announced Aug. 15, 2007...Charleston leaders
Councilwoman Colleen Condon - elected to the County Council in 2005. She serves on the Finance, Planning and Public Works, Recycling and Solid Waste, Economic Development, Audit and Magistrate oversight Committees. Condon is also a board member of Charleston Area Regtional Transportation Authority, active in the Rotary Club and a Family Court Liason. She is a principal at the Condon Law Firm, LLC.

Councilman Teddie Pryor Sr. - elected to the County Council in 2004. He is chairman of the Planning and Public Works Committee and serves on the Finance, Administration Policy and Rules, Public Safety and Health and Economic Development Committees. Pryor is active in the North Charleston Booster Club, on the Parent Advisory Board and serves as a Deacon in the Evening of Prayer Ministry.   He is the owner of Pryor’s Towing and Radiator.

Former Councilwoman Cindy Floyd - elected to the County Council in 1998, and served on the council from 1999 to 2002. The Johns Island resident was a South Carolina delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention and currently serves on the Charleston County Planning Commission. Floyd is an attorney in Charleston.

Sept. 20, 2007 additions to the South Carolina Health Care Professionals for Hillary include:
Nurse Sophie Kairanga of Orangeburg, Patient Care Technician Nancy Clark of Bethune, Dr. Glenn Barber of Columbia, Dr. James Coleman of Aiken, Health and Human Services Program Manager Chris Lykes of Swansea, Nurse Jeanne Felder of Blythewood,

announced Sept. 28, 2007
Rep. Carl Anderson of Georgetown
Mayor Pro-Tem Brendon Barber of Georgetown
Councilperson Macio Williams of Dillon County
Councilperson Helen Rudolph of Georgetown County
Councilperson W.B. Wilson of Williamsburg County

announced Oct. 15, 2007
State Rep. Harold Mitchell of Spartanburg

announced Oct. 24, 2007
Orangeburg Sheriff Larry Williams
Orangeburg Auditor Roger Cleckley
Charleston City Councilwoman Yvonne Evans
Florence County Councilman Al Bradley
Lake City Mayor Lovith Anderson Jr.
Clover School Board Trustee Kathy Cantrell of York County

announced Nov. 2, 2007
Union County Councilman Joey English
Anderson County Councilwoman Gracie Floyd
Abbeville City Councilman Gus Wilson
Marlboro County Auditor and former Bennettsville Mayor Benjy Rogers
Marlboro County Councilman Anthony Woods

announced Nov. 20, 2007
Orangeburg School Board Trustee Member Alice Pinckney

announced Dec. 19, 2007
Former DNC Chairman Don Fowler >
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