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E.C. native

January 19, 2002

elected to

S. Carolina

state Senate

By DORA DEPAOLI

Staff Writer

El Centro native John Kuhn was recently elected a South Carolina state senator.

Now living in Charleston, Kuhn took his oath of office in the state Senate chambers in Columbia in December.

The Charleston-based Post and Courier newspaper, with circulation in North and South Carolina, stated: "Republicans scored a major upset Tuesday when political newcomer John Kuhn easily defeated Democrat Leon Stavrinakis in a special state house election that GOP officials said was a referendum on Gov. Jim Hodges."

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The Dec. 5 newspaper article went on to state that even a series of last-minute recorded telephone messages from former President Bill Clinton could not help Stavrinakis. Kuhn captured 57 percent of the votes.

Kuhn, 39, is the son of Madelyn Kuhn and the late Fritz Kuhn of El Centro. He is the brother of businessman Jim Kuhn of El Centro.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, and a juris doctorate from the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.

Kuhn and his wife, Shea, have three children: Madeline, Philip and Louisa. Kuhn and his wife are partners in of the law firm of Hunter, Kuhn & Kuhn of Charleston. They are involved in all types of law.

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