Go Green with Eugene

Eugene Platt for State House Seat 115
Special Election ~ Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Things to consider about Eugene:

Native Charlestonian

  • born here in 1939
  • grew up in West Ashley (when still known as Saint Andrew’s Parish)


  • serving in the South Carolina National Guard while still in high school
  • serving in the Army (11 th Airborne and 24 th Infantry Divisions, 1957-1960)


  • Public Elementary and High Schools of Charleston County
  • University of South Carolina, B.A. in Political Science
  • Trinity College Dublin, Diploma in Anglo-Irish Literature

Public Servant

  • appointed in 1993; elected in 1996; reelected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2016

Man of Faith

  • raised Baptist (baptized at Ashley River Baptist Church)
  • active member of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Refreshing Candidate

  • has pledged to neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions,

Published Author

  • several collections of poems, with a new one coming out this fall
  • a novel, Saint Andrew’s Parish

Principled Positions

  • Environmentalist (previously endorsed by Sierra Club)
  • If elected, will pre-file bill to end the death penalty in South Carolina
  • Opposed to using ever increasing sales taxes as a panacea for public needs
  • Opposed to public magnet schools to detriment of local public schools
  • Supports term limits for State legislators (In his case, only three months)