About the South Carolina Green Party

Steering Committee

Brian Cooke, Co-chair (2022-2024), Charleston

Ed Ballew (2023-2025), Easley

David Edmond (2022-2024), Columbia

Gregg Jocoy (2022-2024), Simpsonville 

Bill Kreml (2023-2025), Columbia

David Whiteman (2023-2025), Columbia



The South Carolina Green Party is a state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States and became a recognized state political party in 2002. Currently we have one elected official, Mike Stewart, who serves on the Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District Commission.

In 2010, Tom Clements, a Columbia nuclear policy expert working for Friends of the Earth, ran as the SC Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate against Republican Jim DeMint and Democrat Alvin Greene.  Clements was endorsed by the Rock Hill Herald, the National Sierra Club and by the Columbia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO among others.  After a vigorous statewide campaign, Clements obtained 121,472 votes, 9.22% of the total.

South Carolina is regarded as a politically conservative state, but it is also far more diverse and progressive than generally believed.

We are a small, ballot-qualified party working to broaden political participation in South Carolina.  We offer a route to political participation by progressives, reformers and workers for social justice.

If you wish to support the South Carolina Green Party, please donate, and join the party.


Bylaws of the SC Green Party


Policies of the SC Green Party