Guest Democratic convention columnist Brady Quirk-Garvan: Michelle Obama unifies

Brady Quirk-Garvan

Charleston Democrats will stick with Brady Quirk-Garvan as their local party leader, making him the first three-term chairman for the group since the 1970s.

Quirk-Garvan ran unopposed and was elected unanimously at the county convention held Saturday at Burke High School.

He promised the local group would be a part of a larger national movement to flip seats in Republican-held districts and elect more women to office.

"I'm obviously very excited and humbled," Quirk-Garvan said by phone after the convention. "We are going to continue to bring the fight to Republicans and continue to aggressively target and flip seats in Charleston County."

Other officers elected include Elizabeth Jordan as first vice chair, Emmanuel Ferguson as second vice chair and Sh'Kur Francis as third vice chair.

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Caitlin Byrd is a political reporter at The Post and Courier and author of the Palmetto Politics newsletter. Before moving to Charleston in 2016, her byline appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times. To date, Byrd has won 17 awards for her work.