The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) has announced that State Representative Spencer Wetmore (D-Charleston) has been named a Spotlight candidate. The DLCC said that candidates who receive a spotlight “displayed extraordinary leadership while fighting for their communities.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized for my work to protect our coast and expand access to affordable housing and healthcare,” Wetmore said. “Now, more than ever, we need leaders focused on finding solutions as our state and country grapple with the spike in gun violence, rising prices, and climate change. I’ll continue to work and reach across the aisle to get things done for our community and South Carolina as a whole.”
Wetmore was first elected in 2020 during a special election, flipping a district won by Trump in 2016. In her first term as a state legislator, Wetmore successfully passed two bills, a rare feat for a freshman lawmaker. She also delivered the Democratic response to Gov. McMaster’s 2022 State of the State address in January.
“Democratic state legislators are on the frontlines defending and expanding our access to health care, education funding, abortion access, and the right to vote,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “During the Trump administration, the DLCC and state Democrats flipped hundreds of seats from red to blue, elected strong candidates from all across the country, and returned over half a dozen chambers to Democratic control. We are proud to stand with Representative Wetmore and include her in our growing list of amazing candidates who are committed to making a difference in their communities.”
The race for Wetmore’s seat (District 115) will be one of the most closely contested elections in South Carolina, a high priority target for both Democrats and Republicans.