Libertarian Party of South Carolina
|Chairperson||Sean R. Thornton|
|Founded||September 28, 1975 at 3pm|
|Headquarters||10120 Two Notch Road
Suite 2-324Columbia, SC 29223
|National affiliation||Libertarian Party|
|Colors||a dark shade of gray, gold, and white|
The South Carolina Libertarian Party is a ballot-qualified political party in the state of South Carolina. It is the state affiliate party of the national Libertarian Party of the United States. The state chair is Sean R. Thornton.
As of 2016, there are two Libertarian officeholders in the state of South Carolina, both of whom were elected to non-partisan positions.
- Bill Woolsey -- James Island Mayor
- Kathy Rice Woolsey -- Soil and Water District Supervisor, Charleston County
2020 convention and debate
That evening, a Presidential Candidate Debate was held at Francis Marion University Chapman Auditorium.
Libertarian Party candidates meeting the following criteria were invited to participate: Constitutionally qualified to be elected to the office; current sustaining member of the national party; filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Libertarian nomination; and raised $5000 or more from sources other than the candidate or immediate family by the end of Labor Day Weekend. Fusion candidates were disqualified from the debate.
Based on FEC reports and communication with candidates, the following were considered qualified and participated in the debate:
Presidential nominee results in South Carolina
|1980||Ed Clark||4,975 (0.56%)|
|1984||David Bergland||4,360 (0.45%)|
|1988||Ron Paul||4,935 (0.5%)|
|1992||Andre Marrou||2,719 (0.23%)|
|1996||Harry Browne||4,271 (0.37%)|
|2000||Harry Browne||4,888 (0.35%)|
|2004||Michael Badnarik||3,608 (0.2%)|
|2008||Bob Barr (campaign)||7,283 (0.38%)|
|2012||Gary Johnson (campaign)||16,321 (0.83%)|
|2016||Gary Johnson (campaign)||47,698 (2.4%)|
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