Candidate questionnaire: Clementa Pinckney

info@islandpacket.comOctober 23, 2012 

Clementa Pinckney

Age: 39

Political party: Democrat

Office: S.C. Senate, District 45

Number of years living in the area you seek to represent: Lifelong

Family: Wife, Jennifer, and two children

Education: Allen University, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; Princeton University, Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Research Fellow; University of South Carolina, Master of Public Administration; and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Master of Divinity

Current occupation/employer: Pastor, Emanuel AME Church in Charleston

Employment, military and volunteer history: Served as a minister since college

Please list all public offices to which you've been elected, when and where: S.C. House of Representatives 1996 to 2000; S.C. Senate 2000 to present

Please list any unsuccessful candidates for public office and when: None

Other prior political and government experience: No answer provided

Key endorsements you've received: No answer provided.

Campaign contributions: $6,799.99, as of Oct. 23.

Campaign expenditures: $6,499.11, as of Oct. 23.

Largest donations: S.C. Automobile Dealers Association, $999.99; S.C. Blue and Blue Shield, $1000; S.C. Trial Lawyers, $1,000, as of Oct. 23

Why should people vote for you? No answer provided

What are the three most important issues you would address if elected? No answer provided

What other issues do you see as important? No answer provided

What specific steps will you take to make government more open and accessible to the public? No answer provided

Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony), been disciplined by a professional licensing board or organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give the details. No answer provided

Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your federal, state or local taxes? If so, please give the details. No answer provided

Are there any personal details about yourself that voters would be interested in knowing? No answer provided

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