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 11th installment.



Elizabeth Moffly’s entrance into politics took root after a lively conversation following a PTA meeting — one that led her husband to get out of their car and slam the door.

Moments before, the mother of four had been voicing her displeasure with mandates at her 10th grader’s school.

As her husband left her alone in the car, she recalled, “He asked me, ‘What are you going to do about it?’”

Her answer ultimately would lead to her waging two unsuccessful campaigns for S.C. Superintendent of Education and a successful bid in 2010 for a Charleston County School Board seat.

Today, Moffly is one of 16 Republicans setting her sights on the 1st Congressional District seat vacated when Tim Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.