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Judicial Elections - Chief Justice Toal Re-elected; New Judges Elected

 

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Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal

Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal was re-elected as Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court today.  Justice Toal began her service as an Associate Justice on March 17, 1988.  She was re-elected in February of 1996 and was installed as Chief Justice on March 23, 2000 for the balance of the term of her predecessor, Chief Justice Finney. 

Justice Toal is the first and only woman to serve as a Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.  She is also the first native Columbian and first Roman Catholic to serve on South Carolina’s highest court.

 

 

 

The following new judges were elected to their first terms:

Replacing

Doyet A. “Jack” Early, III Circuit Court Second Judicial Circuit, Seat 1 Judge Rodney Peeples

Roger L. Couch

Circuit Court Seventh Judicial Circuit, Seat 2 Judge Donald Beatty
G. Edward Welmaker Circuit Court Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1 Judge Henry Floyd
D. Garrison Hill Circuit Court Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 4 Judge John Kittredge
Jerry D. “Jay” Vinson, Jr. Family Court Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Seat 3 Judge Wylie Caldwell, Jr.

The following judges were re-elected today:

The Honorable Ralph King Anderson, Jr. Court of Appeals Seat 9
The Honorable James C. Williams, Jr. Circuit Court First Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Diane Schafer Goodstein Circuit Court First Judicial Circuit, Seat 2
The Honorable Thomas W. Cooper, Jr. Circuit Court Third Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Paul M. Burch Circuit Court Fourth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Paul E. Short, Jr. Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Wyatt T. Saunders, Jr. Circuit Court Eighth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Steven H. John Circuit Court Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable John C. Hayes, Jr. Circuit Court Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Lee S. Alford Circuit Court Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2
The Honorable William J. Wylie, Jr. Family Court First Judicial Circuit, Seat 2
The Honorable Nancy Chapman McLin Family Court First Judicial Circuit, Seat 3
The Honorable Peter R. Nuessle Family Court Second Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable George M. McFaddin, Jr. Family Court Third Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Roger E. Henderson Family Court Fourth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable H. Bruce Williams Family Court Fifth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Donna S. Strom Family Court Fifth Judicial Circuit, Seat 4
The Honorable Wesley L. Brown Family Court Seventh Judicial Circuit, Seat 3
The Honorable John M. Rucker Family Court Eighth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2
The Honorable Francis P. Segars-Andrews Family Court Ninth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Judy Cone Bridges Family Court Ninth Judicial Circuit, Seat 3
The Honorable Jack A. Landis Family Court Ninth Judicial Circuit, Seat 6
The Honorable Timothy M. Cain Family Court Tenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2
The Honorable Kellum W. Allen Family Court Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Seat 1
The Honorable Aphrodite K. Konduros Family Court Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 3
The Honorable Alvin D. Johnson Family Court Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 4
The Honorable Timothy L. Brown Family Court Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 6
The Honorable Jane Dowling Fender Family Court Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2
The Honorable Lisa A. Kinon Family Court Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2
The Honorable Robert E. Guess Family Court Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1