(photo caption id: Former U.S. Congressman John Wilson Jenrette, Jr.(D) 6th District, S.C., and Republican SC Senate candidate, Katherine Jenerette)
Galivants Ferry Stump - All in the Jenerette family. Democrat John Jenrette meets Republican Katherine Jenerette at the historic Galivants Ferry Stump held May 1, 2006 in Horry County. Republican SC Senate candidate, Katherine Jenerette(R) is the youngest political member of the notable South Carolina Jenerette family which includes former U.S. Congressman John Wilson Jenrette, Jr.(D) 6th District, S.C. Katherine is a US Army veteran and served in the Persian Gulf War during Operation Desert Storm.
In the 2004 election, Katherine scored an upset victory in Horry County, and nearly unseated one of the most powerful Democrat Senators in the state, Sen. Dick Elliott, who had never lost an election in Horry County before Jenerette challenged him.
As the Republican candidate for the South Carolina Senate in 2004, Katherine scored an upset victory in Horry County, which makes up nearly 70% of the SENATE District population, including North Myrtle Beach. She nearly unseated one of the most powerful Democrat Senators in the state Sen. Dick Elliott, who had never lost an election in Horry County, and was first elected to public office in the segregation era of 1962. Senator Elliott managed a slim victory mainly because of his Democrat base in Dillon, Marlboro and Marion Counties. Jenerette missed sending Elliott into retirement by a mere 1,880 votes out of over 30,500 votes cast in a race that would have made her the only female Republican Senator in the State of South Carolina. Katherine Jenerette served as a Congressional Staff Assistant and Field Representative to U.S. Rep. Henry E. Brown, Jr., 1st Congressional District, South Carolina and is presently a member of the North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission and the Horry County Envision 2025 Planning Commission task force committee.
Katherine lives in North Myrtle Beach with her husband Van and their four children. Van was an aide to former U.S. Congressman. Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
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