COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 3, 2014) – Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) has announced the endorsement for re-election of Hugh Weathers for Commissioner of Agriculture. CVSC also announced the endorsements of three additional House candidates for election and re-election to the state legislature. The candidates come from both major parties and represent a cross-section of South Carolinians.

The CVSC-endorsed House candidates are:

District 41—Fairfield: MaryGail Douglas (D)
District 59—Florence: Terry Alexander (D)
District 104—Horry: Greg Duckworth (R)

“Commissioner Weathers has succeeded in making agriculture one of the chief drivers of South Carolina’s economy. He’s committed to strengthening farm to market programs and developing regional food hubs across the state,” said Ann Timberlake, Executive Director of CVSC.

Of the newly-endorsed House candidates Timberlake said, “Though they come from different parts of the state and have different backgrounds, one thing they have in common is their support for South Carolina’s special places.”

Last month, CVSC endorsed nine candidates for the House. All told, there are 12 CVSC-endorsed candidates for the House. They are:

District 3—Pickens: Gary Clary (R)
District 4—Pickens: Davey Hiott (R)
District 5—Pickens: Neal Collins (R)
District 17—Greenville: Mike Burns (R)
District 21—Greenville: Phyllis Henderson (R)
District 24—Greenville: Bruce Bannister (R)
District 41—Fairfield: MaryGail Douglas (D)
District 59—Florence: Terry Alexander (D)
District 79—Richland: Mia McLeod (D)
District 94—Dorchester: Jenny Horne (R)
District 96—Lexington: Kit Spires (R)
District 104—Horry: Greg Duckworth (R)

CVSC will announce more endorsements for the general election. Conservation-minded voters who wish to support CVSC-endorsed candidates can do so by visiting the online fundraising tool www.GiveGreenSC.org.

About Conservation Voters of South Carolina

Conservation Voters of South Carolina is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization holding elected leaders directly accountable for a safe, clean and healthy South Carolina.

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