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Newsletters on Issues by Carol Tempel

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Let's Work for Justice

Education:  We Can Make a Difference

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Preserve our Coastal Environment

Healthcare Matters More Than Ever.

Education and the Economy

Protect our Democracy:  Census and Voting

Election Primer

Housing and Transportation

Survey Results for the Coastal Islands

Why Carol?  Why Now? Read the Endorsements

Special Election Press Release:  Carol Tempel Files for SC House 115

Election Headquarters, April 17, 2020

Charleston, SC.  Carol Tempel says "the citizens and businesses of our district need someone who works and fights hard to represent them, listens and responds to their concerns, and takes action of state policies that affect their lives. I'm ready to serve in Columbia now!"  VIEW MORE:

Press Release:  Carol Tempel Files for SC House 115

Election Headquarters, Mar 17, 2020

Citing a need for change and greater accountability, Carol Tempel files to run for the statehouse in District 1125 to represent Folly Beach, James Island, Kiawah island, and Seabrook Island.  Dr. Tempel earned a remarkable 49% of the vote against the incumbent in 2018.  Dr. Tempel, an educator, scientist, and small business person knows what to do and how to do it.  I believe that education for ALL creates the jobs that are the engine of our economy," said Tempel.       VIEW MORE

Candidate Profile: Carol Tempel

Emerge Email, Feb 5, 2020

"My vision for my community is a community in which every person has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential in a healthy, safe, and sustainable environment."  READ MORE


Article: Tempel’s Second Run for Office

The Island Connection: The Newspaper for Kiawah, Seabrook Island & Bohicket Marina, Feb. 28, 2018

Carol Tempel’s favorite quote from the 2018 Women’s March on Washington (Brittlebank Park – Jan. 20) may have been “Don’t wait for someone to anoint you. Run for office!” She heard the call and announced her candidacy for the SC House of Representatives District 115 on the spot. READ MORE:

Letter: Polluted Water and Oyster Beds

The Post and Courier, Mar 18, 2018

It is with concern that I write regarding the sewage spill that resulted in the closing of local oyster beds due to a broken pipe. Cyrus Buffum, who founded the nonprofit Charleston Waterkeeper, believes that we should all be concerned about our waterways. READ MORE:

Opt Ed: How to Revive Garrett Academy

The Post and Courier, Jan 26, 2018

When voting to build a new Center for Advanced Studies at North Charleston High School, instead of Garret Academy of Technology, board members added that they would continue to invest in improving the quality of education at Garrett. In order to hold the school board accountable, the Quality Education Project (QEP) encourages the board and stakeholders to consider solutions that are outlined below since a thorough revision of the academic and vocation curriculum at Garrett is urgent and necessary. READ MORE:

Letter: Health Care

The Post and Courier, Sep 24, 2017

Why is Sen. Lindsey Graham proposing legislation that would hurt South Carolina?Why are conservatives in the Senate at it again? They’re trying to rush a vote on their harmful Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill. They want to vote soon without a Congressional Budget Office assessment of how many people would lose their health care because of this repeal. An earlier version of the bill was estimated to cost over 20 million Americans their health care and remove protections from even more.  READ MORE:

Letter: School Concerns

The Post and Courier, May 24, 2017

These are our concerns: A teacher evaluation system that hasn’t been communicated to teachers and the use of test scores that aren’t valid/recommended for that purpose; principals being moved without evaluation or after insufficient time to effect programmatic change and without input from school improvement committees, constituents and school leadership teams. It took a brave principal and teachers to lay out the flaws in the evaluation process to the school board.  READ MORE: