Charleston Co. auditor protests opponents' candidacy

Charleston Co. Auditor Peggy Moseley
Charleston Co. Auditor Peggy Moseley

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - An issue that spoiled the candidacy for many GOP candidates in last week's primary could affect the man that unseated Charleston County Auditor Peggy Moseley.

Moseley confirmed Tuesday she has filed with the Charleston County Republican Party to have her two challengers, Paul Gawrych and David Engleman, stricken from the ballot, contending they failed to submit a paper copy of their statement of economic interest along with the obligatory statement of intention of candidacy.

Across the state, more than 200 GOP candidates were taken off their respective ballots because of their failure to file the aforementioned paperwork.

Gawrych finished well ahead of Moseley in the June 12 vote, and was set to represent the Republicans on the November ballot.

The protest will be considered by the Charleston County Republican Party Executive Committee, Moseley said.

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