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More Women at the Table: Midterm Election Updates

by Ashley Lidow on Nov 7, 2018

The results are in and we at WREN have been closely watching the midterms to see who will represent us at the SC Statehouse and beyond. Reports are showing that there was incredible voter turnout with the SC Elections Commission estimating more the 55.7% of voters casting ballots this cycle. That is the second highest percentage since the record 63% in the 1994 election.

The gender demographics at the SC Statehouse will look similar to this last session with 22 females elected to the House in this election, but will include 4 new faces- Annie McDaniel in District 41, Paula Rawl Calhoon in District 87, Mandy W Kimmons in District 97, and Krystle Simmons in District 117. All the elections results can be seen here:


Nationally women broke records both in numbers and firsts:

To see more data on this:

Elections are just one step in flexing our civic engagement muscles and we hope that everyone will continue their participation in our democracy. WREN will continue to educate policymakers on the issues facing women and girls in South Carolina and we cannot do that work without you. 2019 legislative session here we come!

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