SC superintendent of education candidate strives for qualification

This article has been updated with corrected information on qualifications and vote totals since the initial June 14 primary.

A primary runoff election for state Superintendent of Education set for next week includes a candidate from Greenville, Ellen Weaver, who must obtain her Master’s degree to be qualified to hold the position.

While an email from the communications director of the South Carolina Republican Party indicates the degree must be obtained by November’s general election, case law stipulates that the requirement is for the degree to be obtained by the office’s inauguration in January, according to attorney Kevin Hall.

Weaver is currently enrolled in an online curriculum that requires 33 credits for Master’s degree completion, said Randy Page, public relations director at Bob Jones University.

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