Three Hilton Head residents are competing in the June 8th Republican primary for District 123 in Beaufort County.
Incumbent Richard Chalk says he has been fascinated in state politics since he was a Boyscout. He studied political science, before becoming a businessman.
Chalk has served in the House since 2005. He previously served in the North Carolina legislature.
Challenger Kate Keep has been a small business owner for 25 years, previously worked as a CPA in Los Angeles where she managed audits of large organizations. Keep served on the Hilton Head town council and last year she started the Hilton Head tea party.
Andy Patrick served in the Air Force on active duty and served as special agent with the US Secret Service, before starting his own security and risk management consulting firm. Patrick wants to see taxing and spending reforms.