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Daniel Brownstein, the Democratic nominee for S.C. House District 112, released a quarterly campaign finance disclosure Thursday showing that he raised $33,400 from more than 130 contributions in the quarter ending June 30th.

Brownstein, 39, is running to succeed the retiring Mike Sottile as the state representative for Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island.

“We are so proud and thankful for everyone joining us and investing in this race,” said Brownstein, a married father of two children who attend Whitesides Elementary School. “The people of this district deserve a responsive representative who will fight for the things they care about: protecting our coast, improving schools and helping small businesses and workers survive the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time to put the needs of our residents over partisan politics. There is no doubt that we have many challenges right now, but I am confident we can work together and build a brighter future.”

Republican Joe Bustos took out a total of $38,000 in loans and raised $7,376 from 27 contributions since his campaign began. After spending $38,215 on a campaign consultant, his total cash on-hand was $1,199.86.

“The good news for us is that so many people from all walks of life are willing to join our campaign, but the reality is that we are up against a candidate who has spent a long time in politics and can afford to write himself really big checks,” Brownstein said.

Brownstein recently completed a term on the Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and is on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. He worked for the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office for five years where he helped modernize the office and expand its suite of crime prevention programs. He also used to work as a newspaper reporter covering local and state politics. For the past five years, he has worked as marketing director for the law firm Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook and Brickman in Mount Pleasant.

“My wife and I are a working couple who understand the difficulties of raising a family during these scary times, he said. “It has become clear that the partisan politics and politicians of yesterday are not serving us well. I am genuine, hardworking and am ready to hit the ground running on behalf of all our district’s residents.”

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