In South Carolina, the State Superintendent of Education serves as secretary and administrative officer to the State Board of Education. He or she has general supervision over and management of all public school funds provided by the state and federal government as well as organizes staff and administers to the State Department of Education.
The other four Republican candidates are, Elizabeth Moffley, Kelly Payne, Glenn Price and Mick Zais. Democratic candidates are Frank Holleman III and Tom Thompson. Running as an Independent is Timothy Moultrie.