Tiffany Spann-Wilder Presumptive Representative-elect of House District 109

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(North Charleston, SC) — Tiffany Spann-Wilder, a distinguished defense attorney and former magistrate, clinched victory in the Democratic primary for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 109 special election. The primary, held on January 30, saw Spann-Wilder emerge triumphant with a resounding 60 percent of the vote, solidifying her path to the upcoming general election on April 2.

The special election was necessitated by the departure of the former representative, Deon Tedder, who ascended to the state Senate in a November special election. Spann-Wilder’s victory underscores her widespread support and commitment to serving the constituents of the North Charleston-based district.

Eduardo Curry II, an afterschool activities coordinator for a Charleston non-profit, garnered 40 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. Despite a spirited campaign, Curry ultimately conceded to Spann-Wilder’s decisive lead.

With no other candidates vying for the House District 109 seat in the forthcoming general election, Spann-Wilder stands as the presumptive representative-elect, poised to assume office later this spring. Given the absence of a Republican contender.

The district, encompassing the neighborhoods surrounding Charleston International Airport between the Ashley River and Interstate 26, remains staunchly Democratic, reflecting a constituency eager for strong and progressive leadership.

In the wake of her victory, Spann-Wilder reaffirmed her commitment to addressing critical issues facing the district. Drawing attention to her advocacy for justice, she recently represented the family of Raudnesia Waring, a victim of a tragic vehicular collision involving a speeding North Charleston police officer in 2022.

Spann-Wilder’s platform prioritizes initiatives aimed at curbing youth crime, enhancing educational opportunities, and alleviating traffic congestion within the district. She articulated her vision for proactive solutions to crime prevention and education reform during discussions with The Post and Courier in December, highlighting her dedication to effecting positive change upon assuming office in Columbia.

The official results were certified on February 1, 2024.

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