Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 66 —Carla Litrenta (D) and David O’Neal (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2022. The Republican Party controls both chambers of South Carolina’s state legislature. South Carolina is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
- “Our Economy – preserving and protecting our economy to ensure prosperity for our district, county, and State. Enacting legislation that helps keep small businesses open and allows families to succeed.”
- “Our Safety – protecting our community members and children. Enacting legislation that helps support law enforcement and allows for gun sense laws.”
- “Our Future – funding our school systems and supporting our educators. Enacting legislation that supports our school systems and helps retain the teachers and educators.”
- “While our community continues to grow, it is important that public safety remains a top priority. During my time as Mayor of Tega Cay, I was a strong supporter and advocate of our law enforcement.”
- “Our students are our greatest assets, and our schools are the foremost fountain of knowledge children are exposed to.”
- “For every $1 of gas taxes York County sends to Columbia we get 56 cents in return! I will work with SCDOT and York County to ensure ample funding is available to address our regional and local road issues.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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