James Clyburn

Democratic incumbent for U.S. House District 6.

Website: http://clyburnforcongress.com         

Occupation: Member of Congress

Education: Bachelor's degree from South Carolina State College (now University)

Experience in Political or Related Positions:

Served nearly 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives (January 1993-present)

Leadership roles:  Co-President of the Freshman Class (1993-94)

Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (1999-2001)

Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus (2003-2005)

Chair of the House Democrats Faith Working Group (2004-present)

                                        Chair of the House Democratic Caucus (2005-2007)

House Majority Whip (2007-2010)

Assistant Democratic Leader (2011-present)

Served nearly 18 years as South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner (1972-1992)

Why should voters choose you in this election?

I have a proven record of service for all of the people of South Carolina. This past term I have worked with the Obama Administration to expedite the deepening of the Charleston harbor, secured the Department of Agriculture's implementation of the Rural Energy Savings Program based on a pilot done by the South Carolina Electric Cooperatives, and worked in a bi-partisan way with the House leadership to get a $105 billion, two-year extension of the highway bill that will create jobs and also included language to keep student loan rates from doubling. I would like the opportunity to build on this record and continue my service to the people of this state.