EDITOR’S NOTE: The Post and Courier plans to profile all 18 Republican and Democratic 1st Congressional District candidates by the March 19 primaries. This is the ninth installment.

BY ROBERT BEHRE

rbehre@postandcourier.com

Jonathan Hoffman has not run for elected office before, but he is no stranger to the nation’s capital.

The 37-year-old lawyer served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of International Programs and Border Security Policy in the White House. Before that, he served as an advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and as deputy general counsel to the 2004 G8 Summit Planning Organization.

It’s this experience that he believes sets him apart in the Republican’s crowded 16-way 1st Congressional District primary.

“I’m the only person in the race who is a non-career politician who has had success accomplishing things in Washington,” he said.

Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.