The race for the District 100 House seat in Berkeley County features a rematch of last fall’s contest — with a twist.
Republican incumbent Eddie Southard again is running against Democrat Tonia Aiken-Taylor, as they did in a September, 2011 race to fill the unexpired term created by the passing of Rep. David Umphlett.
But the district is not the same because of reapportionment. Gone are sections of Goose Creek, and the district now runs roughly from Lake Moultrie at Bonneau Beach northwest to Macedonia, from Macedonia south to Moncks Corner, east of U.S. Highway 52.
Aiken-Taylor said she doesn’t consider herself a politician but as a community leader. She is campaigning on her pledge to bring new industries and jobs to the districts —and to ensure residents have a fair opportunity to get them as well as to get a great education.
Southard, a contractor, said he supports reforming the state’s ethics laws, wants a tax break for those sending their children to private schools and also wants the state to do more to tackle fraud and waste in Medicaid.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.