It's important to know where candidates stand on important issues such as instant runoff voting, especially in crowded fields. The Mayoral races in Charleston and North Charleston are two such races. We have asked the candidates where they stand. Find below the responses that they have provided. Please note that Better Ballot SC does not support any candidate in particular. We have sought these responses so that you, the voter, can make a more informed decision
William Cogswell: William is supportive of instant runoff voting. He is "100% in favor" because it saves money.
Mika Gadsen: No response provided
Debra Gammons: Debra was unfamiliar with instant runoff voting before our conversation with her and has stated that she will look into it more closely.
Clay Middleton: No response provided
Peter Shahid: No response provided
John Tecklenberg: No response provided
Reggie Burgess: No response provided
Russ Coletti: No response provided
Rhonda Jerome: Rhonda is supportive of instant runoff voting. "I believe this could save our taxpayers money that could be used elsewhere."
Stephanie Ganaway-Pasley: Stephanie is supportive of instant runoff voting. "I enthusiastically endorse ranked choice voting (aka instant runoff voting) because I believe it will ultimately help improve our politics and therefor our community. It helps restore real choice to voters while also diminishing the toxicity of our politics. And it saves money by eliminating the need for run-offs."
Curtis Merriweather: Curtis is not supportive of instant runoff voting
Todd Olds: No response provided
Teddy Pryor: No response provided
John Singetary: John is not supportive of instant runoff voting
Samuel Whatley: No response provided
Jesse Williams: No response provided