Taylor: Do Ethics Rules Apply To Mary Tinkler?

CANDIDATE’S CAMPAIGN REPORTING FOUND LACKING IN TRANSPARENCY … By TAYLOR BROWN  ||  I would like to congratulate the “breath of fresh air,” Mary Tinkler (D-SC House 114), who has replaced former S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell (R-also of Charleston) as the representative for this Lowcountry legislative seat. Now looking past…


IMG_3667By TAYLOR BROWN  ||  I would like to congratulate the “breath of fresh air,” Mary Tinkler (D-SC House 114), who has replaced former S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell (R-also of Charleston) as the representative for this Lowcountry legislative seat.

Now looking past the fact Tinkler has no experience in politics – being a realtor is now somehow enough to get you elected apparently – she’s basically the Sally Atwater of the State House (relying on the more important members of her family and her given name to get votes).  Good for her.  I’m pretty impressed by that method – it’s got to work to get someone into an office outside of the British royal family, right?


Going to her campaign website under the “contact” tab, you can find her address listed as P.O. Box 366 Charleston, SC 29402. I believe this is where you can send her your “congratulations!” cards or balloons.

However, as the law mandates, she’s also required to disclosure of all of her public filing – contributions, expenditures, and the like.  What’s interesting is that not only is Tinkler relying on her father’s name to get votes, but she’s also relying on her father’s property as the address of her legally-binding public disclosure.  The address listed on the individual report is 1286 Winchester Drive in Charleston. According to property documents, this residence belongs to her father – Paul Tinkler.

What’s even more remarkable (or ironic), is that Tinkler included transparency as one of the issues on her campaign website …

Show proof of receipts for all campaign expenditures/reimbursements on ethics filings.  Legislators must understand that campaign money is not their personal money.  We have consistently seen elected officials use campaign funds without disclosing proper documentation.  We must stop this abuse of power and put stringent measures in place to ensure transparency.  If legislators have nothing to hide, they should be required to prove it.

To be fair, I’m not entirely sure this woman has even read her own website or is acting on her own accord – as she needed Daddy to escort her around the State House during a recent orientation session like a child on her first day of pre-school.

Moreover her father – who is running for mayor of Charleston – ALSO has his original campaign filing listed under the same P.O. Box used by Tinkler.  A quick Googling of the address affiliated with this P.O. Box reveals it is associated with Paul Tinkler’s law office (154 King St, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 366 Charleston, SC 29402).

So … Mary Tinkler is using her father’s home address for her financial disclosure forms and her father’s law office for her campaign headquarters.  Meanwhile her father is using the same law office as his mayoral campaign headquarters.

How cozy …

Yes, it’s my job as a Republican to take out Democrats, but this sort of questionable reporting goes beyond party lines and strikes me as a violation of the State Ethics Commission (SEC)’s rules of conduct.  As such, it needs to be addressed.

Finally, while I shudder to think that the websites may magically update to change addresses, I’ve taken screenshots just to make sure no such trickery happens to befall FITSNews readers.

Taylor Brown is a 20-something Wofford College graduate who somehow got sucked into politics at an early age.  She is easily won over with Rush’s fast food (obviously), wine, and spirited political arguments.


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Stacy December 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm

So you’re saying she’s sharing a PO Box with her father? Well thats it. IMPEACH!

Is this really the best you can do?

SCBlues December 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm

“Is this really the best you can do?”
I’m afraid so.

James December 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm

She lives at home. That not impeachable but thats ridiculous!

Republican Follies December 9, 2014 at 7:49 am


Two words

Glenn McConnell

shifty henry December 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm

“sharing a PO Box with her father”
Well, it’s better than sharing a cardboard box behind Family Dollar.

Native Ink December 9, 2014 at 7:25 am

Now I guess we’re supposed to hold it against Tinkler that she’s not a slick, professional politician like Harrell. She doesn’t even have her own leadership PAC yet! The horror!

1689 December 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

You need to go back to Grad School because it’s obvious that you aren’t ready for primetime. Address, both physical and mailing? Really, Is that all you’ve got? Why don’t you check to see how many others have the registrations and filings handled by their attorneys. You know, sort of like her father, the attorney.

Not that you would know young lady, but having someone show you around the General Assembly and introduce you to people of note, interest, and yes, power, is just plain smart if you happen to have that person.

The only thing you have on Ms. Tinkler is the (D). I know Rush, Hannity and Palin have brainwashed you, but this is weak. It’s your weakest effort yet.

Daddy's Girl December 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Yea, but she can’t do it herself she needs Daddy to do it for her! Sad!

Daddy December 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm

How old are you? If it’s over 18, that’s sad.

James December 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

She probably should move out since she has been elected!

friendofpaul December 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Funny how her father “escorted her around the state house” when he’s been out of the country for two weeks. You have your facts wrong.

Nice Try... December 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm

He was out of town for organizational session not for freshman orientation… Nice try, looks like Tinkler has people sniping at the Fits comments…

9" December 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Wasn’t Mary Tinkler a porn star?

Buz Martin December 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

That was Annie Sprinkles.

SCBlues December 8, 2014 at 6:23 pm

“That was Annie Sprinkles”
You boys are so bad. (But funny.)

9" December 8, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Oh,yeah.First saw her thespian abilities at the Sunset Drive-In(pre-VHS)…Porn’s golden era..

Tequila Mockingbird December 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Gentlemen, please do not involve me in your trip down memeory lane. I have a new life now. TM/ 36-40-24-36

shifty henry December 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I’m thinking about it – together with the fact that you may be 40-40-24-36. That is a cool concealer pocket – your dates must really be surprised when they cop a feel kissing you goodnight..!!

9" December 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Great.Here’s a pic of Andrea True,former porn and disco star(More,More,More).Unfortunately she’s no longer with us,but lives
on in streaming videos,everywhere.God rest her soul.

Far-right dude December 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm

This was beyond ridiculous to read. What exactly is the ethical problem with all this? I hope that she loses next time (to someone other than Harrell), but this piece was really stretching it.

20 something December 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Now looking past the fact Tinkler has no experience in politics…”

You have no experience in politics.

Guess that makes you perfectly qualified to write about her.

Haha... December 8, 2014 at 6:17 pm

They both need chaperones…. It will be fun to watch Tinkler…

Mr Brown December 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Where the fuck did you find this twit? What’s up with the daddy issues? Lay off the wine, twenty something, you sound like a pissy teenager. Can’t you do this on your Facebook page and not waste my time?

Only in SC December 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Can we not focus on the fact that a Member of the SC House of Representatives still lives at home with their parents? Does nobody think that is sad?

Please December 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Your job is to take out Democrats? I think they can sleep well at night.

Protect ya neck December 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

I like the picture on her facebook page where she’s ‘posing’ (in the strongest sense of the word) in a Wu Tang T Shirt. She belongs at the Cripmas party those other kids had. Wonder what the RZA would think about this bigoted little fop?

jimlewisowb December 8, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Republican W. Brian White lists his home address as a PO Box:

Home Address
P.O. Box 970
Anderson 29622

If White and his family can live in a PO Box, then what is the bitch about Tinkler living in a PO Box

Land 'O Idiots December 9, 2014 at 11:12 am

Haha! Taylor needs to go jump in a fucking lake.

Lowcountry December 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Yo, seriously? Dat be so cray. You know. Like… OMG. Epic hashtag #fail. This ain’t sick it’s literally ratchet. Lol

Idk why but reading this stupid article makes me think of what teens might text about it. Poor Taylor, Will, pls help this child or help her back away from the keyboard.

shifty henry December 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Taylor, good start on this, but right now I’m much more interested in your experience in Shreveport — if you go. See my other posts today on the game.

Guero December 8, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Damn, you’re dumber than Mande. Billy Folks must like your boobs because it sur ain’t your brains

Bloggin Must Be Cheap December 8, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Where do you find these freakin airheads, FITS? First it’s bored wives of young legal professionals and then it’s a pinhead like this.

Do you even have a budget for writers?

keep an even keel December 8, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Keep up the good work Taylor. In my opinion, this is as weird as Tom Ervin spending $4 MILLION (apparently all but $100,000 was his own money), quitting a week before the governor’s election and receiving .092% of the vote.

Great start. Now follow the $$$$. :-)

cup of whine December 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Tinkler is nice looking. Taylor looks like a drag queen about to blow a glass of wine.

jimlewisowb December 9, 2014 at 9:47 am

You had me squirming there for a second – then I read “a glass of wine”

What a waste of a nice set of lips

Cheese December 9, 2014 at 1:36 am

Hey Taylor you are a silly stupid twat!

Kashmir December 9, 2014 at 1:38 am

What the hell is wrong with a 32-year-old living at home? Half my friends have their grown kids living with them at home — some even with their wives and children. And she saves money using her dad’s P.O. Box! Shocking.

What a joke.

Native Ink December 9, 2014 at 7:21 am

I’m sure if you dug into the details of the campaigns of the dozens of Democrats who run as extreme longshots in South Carolina you would see how amateurish many of the campaigns are. That’s nothing for them to be ashamed of. The Republican incumbents have all the PACs and political operatives on their side.

B Gentry December 9, 2014 at 7:30 am

Can we just stop? Let the Democrats have one win. I mean Republicans hold all but one of the Constitutional, Statewide, and Congressional offices (Clyburn), and a majority in both houses of the General Assembly. Heck, the RNC is so confident in South Carolina, they are actually making budget cuts on the SCGOP’s funding. Taylor, the Democrats don’t need you to take them down a step; they’ve done that all by themselves and are already at the very bottom.

Rocky December 9, 2014 at 7:43 am

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. You knowz dey learnt it from de Rethuglicans. Dez wrote de book on lyin’ and cheatin’ in SC – dat why dey still runnin’ de show. Just look at Haley and Harrell.

mamatiger92 December 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

Bless your heart.

Toyota Kawaski December 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

Hey Yall My name is Like Um Taylor…UM like the girl singer not the football player Lawrence. Please hire me to run your next campaign IN THE GROUND!

Fecal Matters December 9, 2014 at 9:14 am

I almost stopped reading when she infused this drivel with an “anyway”, but I continued. Boy am I sorry about that.

Guest December 9, 2014 at 9:49 am

Your job? What qualifies as actual “work” these days is laughable.

Misstate December 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

This may be the dumbest article I have ever read on Fits. And that is saying a lot.

wow bad December 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm


ugh-ph December 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I thought repubs kept telling us they wanted to have non professional politicians. Also, this is not the US house despite the foolishly misleading D SC-113? What an idiot.

RogueElephant December 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

Tinkler was to have been a bug on Harrell’s windshield. then Pascoe nailed him right before the election. Had he waited till after, Nikki could call a special election. But by doing as he did it left the Republicans with not enough time to mount a credible opponent. The Dims got a rep. that they didn’t expect and Pascoe got his bones for a run as AG. Nothing in politics happens by accident.

Rocky December 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

Man, she’s hot. I’d like to lobby her. Why are all the hot chicks from the low country.

shifty henry December 9, 2014 at 11:12 am

If Taylor and Liz stopped showing up here some of you folks would be BEGGING! for them to come back. What I would like to see is a 10 minute video of those two discussing some topic together. The hits would reach 200 —- CONFESS..!!

TaylorToy December 9, 2014 at 11:34 am

If I pretend to be a democrap, would you take me out? I enjoy long walks in the park, shellfish and lots of 69ing.

west_rhino December 9, 2014 at 11:41 am

maybe it is that house 114 seat that draws ethics issues… much of the same precincts as Colleen Condon.


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