Meet the candidates in the upcoming SC 6th District Congressional Race.
James E. Clyburn, Democrat, Incumbent
Clyburn is from Sumter and began his professional career as a public school teacher in Charleston. He currently holds the 6th District Congressional seat and when first elected in 1992, he became SC’s first African American Congressman in nearly 100 years.
He has a record for promoting the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) and is working to develop similar programs across the country.
Visit Clyburn’s website and Facebook page.
Gerhard Gressmann, Republican
Gressmann was born in Germany to an American soldier stationed in the area. He later joined the Army himself and served in Viet Nam in 1969. After the Army, he joined law enforcement and then went on to become an ordained minister as a Southern Baptist.
Gressmann supports the school voucher program, wants an improved healthcare system, supports protections for the second amendment and he says he fully supports President Trump’s business plans for private industry.
Visit Gressmann’s website and Facebook page
Bryan Pugh, Green Party
Pugh began his career as a deputy for the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office but a spinal injury forced him to change careers. He went on to continue his education in Physics and earned a masters in teaching with a specialization in science.
Pugh says yes to Medicare for all, a living wage, 100 percent renewable energy, equal pay for equal work, race and gender equality, accessibility rights, funding public education, protecting our natural resources, grassroots democracy, decentralization and sustainability. He pledges to not take any contributions from oil, gas and coal industry.
Visit Pugh’s website and Facebook page.