Organization to host Senate District 32 debate

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Updated Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:52 am

The four candidates who have filed in the Democratic Primary for the South Carolina Senate District 32 Special Election have been invited to participate in a debate sponsored by the Citizens for Progress, a non-partisan community organization in Georgetown County.

The debate will take place August 7th, 2014 7:00 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 417 Broad Street, Georgetown, SC in the Glisson Educational Building. The event is free and all residents of Senate District 32 and surrounding areas are invited to attend.  

Moderator for the evening will be Al Joseph, president of the Georgetown Business Association. Candidates who have filed for SC Senate District 32 are:

Carl L. Anderson, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 103, was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Anderson is an insurance agent and Minister.

Sam L. Floyd is a Williamsburg County Council member. Floyd is an attorney and owner of the Sam Floyd, LLC firm.

Cezar McKnight is a veteran of the United States Army and owner of The Law Office of Cezar E. McKnight.

Ronnie A. Sabb is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 101. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He is owner of the Ronnie A. Sabb Law Firm.

Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and have a limited time to present their ideas for residents of the district. According to Everett Carolina, Georgetown Business Association member and Citizens for Progress member, questions from Citizens For Progress members and the community will cover topics such as health, education, infrastructure investment, economic development and jobs.

Panelists, who will present the questions, will include Michaele Duke, reporter, The News, Kingstree; John Carr, publisher, The Georgetown Times, Waccamaw Times and Inlet Outlook; and a representative from The Sun News, Myrtle Beach.

The primary for the Special Election will take place on September 2, 2014. Since only Democratic candidates filed to run, the primary will determine the Senator for District 32. Voter Registration for this special election ended on August 2, 2014.

Voter registration for this special election will end on Aug. 2. Contact your county Voter Registration and Elections office regarding voter registration and deadlines. For more information regarding the South Carolina Senate District 32 Special Election Debate, citizens are encouraged to call Carolina at 843-902-7632.  

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