With two special elections in North Carolina this year, Republicans have a chance to send to Congress some company for West Virginia Rep. Carol Miller, the only female GOP lawmaker in the House freshman class. The number of Republican women in the chamber is at a new low with just 13 in the 116th Congress, down from 23 the previous session. About 100 GOP women ran for the House in the 2018 cycle, but many of them struggled to get through primaries. North Carolina could help Republicans increase those numbers, especially if they nominate a woman in the 3rd District that’s likely to remain in GOP hands. (The state currently has two women in its 15-member delegation, including GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx.) But it’s not that simple, especially for a party that historically hasn’t supported prioritizing identity over ideology. The two special election primaries have drawn wide interest from local … [Read more...] about House GOP is down to 13 women. Will North Carolina special elections boost their ranks?
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The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced its newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for 2018-19.Leadership terms for the Chamber’s officers and board of directors began on October 1, 2018."The Chamber once again has some of the strongest private sector leaders in South Carolina serving in our leadership," said Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. "The state's business community is strong and their interests are well represented with the group on this board."The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced its newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for 2018-19.Leadership terms for the Chamber’s officers and board of directors began on October 1, 2018."The Chamber once again has some of the strongest private sector leaders in South Carolina serving in our leadership," said Ted Pitts, President and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. "The state's business community is strong and their interests are … [Read more...] about South Carolina Chamber Elects New Leadership
David M. Zimmer North Jersey Record Published 8:46 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 WEST MILFORD — The town’s 10-year mayor, Bettina Bieri, resigned Monday. “I am literally driving South this morning, and as such, do hereby submit my formal resignation,” Bieri wrote in a Monday-morning email to the township clerk. First elected in 2007, Bieri was expected to serve as the 80-square-mile town’s mayor through at least 2019. The 54-year-old announced plans to step down earlier this summer to relocate near her family in South Carolina. Bieri, a volunteer and an accountant who ran her own business in town, said in her resignation letter that it was a privilege to serve the municipality's roughly 25,000 residents for the past decade. The 30-year resident won three mayoral elections by wide margins as a Democrat in a Republican-leaning town, putting her constantly in the cross hairs of political opponents. “The overwhelming public … [Read more...] about West Milford mayor steps down, special election set for November
COLUMBIA — South Carolina has been stewing over its power companies since last summer, but a year into one of the biggest fiascoes the nation's utility sector has ever seen, the state’s rage is boiling over.And no utility is safe from the intensifying wrath of South Carolina’s ratepayers and lawmakers.A power struggle has fully engulfed the state’s government-owned utility, Santee Cooper, bringing the work of its board to a grinding halt.The state’s utility watchdog agency is asking for financial sanctions against a once-venerable institution, South Carolina Electric & Gas, accusing it of hiding critical records and outright lies in a $9 billion nuclear plant construction debacle.And legislators are starting to point their attention toward the state’s electric cooperatives, the sleepy utilities that power huge swaths of rural South Carolina.Last weekend, more than 1,000 ratepayers at one Midlands co-op — Tri-County … [Read more...] about South Carolina’s electric utilities reeling more than a year after nuclear cancellation
Updated 12:05 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four Republicans and three Democrats are seeking their parties' nomination for a vacant state Senate seat in South Carolina. Republican Columbia Sen. John Courson resigned in June after pleading guilty to misconduct in office related to his use of campaign funds. The district covers parts of Richland and Lexington counties. If no candidate gets a majority in Tuesday's voting, a runoff will be held Aug. 28. The special election to fill the seat is set for Nov. 6. Former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian is one of the candidates. He faces Kyle Lacio and Dayna Alane Smith, who would be the first openly transgender member of the General Assembly. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Manhunt on for car burglary suspect near the Dominion Media: San Antonio Express-News Uvalde County Sheriff's Office shares video of helicopter rescue Media: Uvalde County … [Read more...] about 4 Republicans, 3 Democrats seek South Carolina Senate nods