|South Carolina House of Representatives District 70|
|Current incumbent||Wendy Brawley|
|Ethnicity||61.6% Black, 2.2% Hispanic|
|Voting age||74.6% age 18 and over|
South Carolina's seventieth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Wendy Brawley.
As of the 2010 census, a total of 28,992 civilians reside within South Carolina's seventieth state house district. South Carolina state representatives represent an average of 37,301 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 32,355 residents.
Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. South Carolina legislators assume office the Monday after the election.
To be eligible to serve in the South Carolina House of Representatives, a candidate must be:
If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. If candidates plan to seek the nomination through a party convention, the filing period begins on the third Friday after the vacancy happened. The qualifying deadline is ten days after the filing period opens.
If a candidate plans to seek the nomination via petition, all signatures must submitted to the appropriate filing officer no later than sixty days before the election. All signatures must be verified by the filing officer no later than 45 days before the election.
A primary election must be held on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If necessary, a primary runoff must be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election is held on the eighteenth Tuesday after vacancy occurs. No special election can be held less than 60 days before the general election.
Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for June 9, 2020, and a primary runoff is scheduled for June 23, 2020. The filing deadline is March 30, 2020.
Incumbent Wendy Brawley (D) won election in the general election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 70 on November 6, 2018.
|Wendy Brawley (D)||
|Total votes: 9,999|
Incumbent Wendy Brawley advanced from the Democratic primary for South Carolina House of Representatives District 70 on June 12, 2018.
|Wendy Brawley (D)|
No Republican candidates ran in the primary.
A special election for the position of South Carolina House of Representatives District 70 was held on June 20, 2017. The primary election took place on May 2, 2017. The filing deadline for political parties to nominate their candidates to run in this election was March 13, 2017.
The seat was vacant after Joseph Neal (D) passed away.
Wendy Brawley and H. Heath Hill advanced to a May 16 primary runoff, defeating Erin Vance Brown, Jermaine Walker, Norman Jackson Jr., Patrick Morris, Harry Reese Sr., Levola Taylor, and George Wilson in the Democratic primary. Brawley defeated Hill in the Democratic primary runoff. Bill Strickland ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Brawley defeated Strickland in the general election.
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 70, Special Election, 2017
Elections for the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on June 14, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The primary election runoff was held on June 28, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was March 30, 2016.Incumbent Joseph Neal ran unopposed in the South Carolina House of Representatives District 70 general election.
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 70 General Election, 2016
|Democratic||Joseph Neal Incumbent (unopposed)||100.00%||12,513|
|Source: South Carolina State Election Commission|
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 70 Democratic Primary, 2016
|Democratic||Joseph Neal Incumbent (unopposed)|
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Joseph Neal ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2012. Incumbent Joseph Neal (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.
From 2002 to 2016, candidates for South Carolina House of Representatives District 70 raised a total of $104,559. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $8,713 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
Campaign contributions, South Carolina House of Representatives District 70