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S.C. Superintendent candidates debate at CHS
Forum Candidates
Four Republican candidates for State Superintendent of Education and one from the American Party attended a forum debate at Camden High School on Thursday. They included (from left) Charmeka Childs (R), Gary Burgess (R), Don Jordan (R), Elizbeth Moffly (R), Ed Murray (Am) and Molly Spearman (R). - photo by Haley Atkinson
A debate forum at Camden High School (CHS) on Thursday night that was supposed to include all 13 candidates for S.C. State Superintendent of Education turned into an almost Republican-only debate. By the time the forum, planned by the Kershaw County Teacher Forum and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, began, only Republican candidates Gary Burgess, Charmeka Childs, Don Jordan, Elizabeth Moffly and Molly Spearman, along with American Party candidate Ed Murray, were on stage. All four Democratic candidates -- Montrio Belton, Sheila Gallagher, Jerry Dovan and Tom Thompson -- ended up attending another debate, according to Kershaw County School District Director for Communications Mary Anne Byrd.