Bebs Chorak has 35+ years’ experience in the fields of education and public service. After graduating from Winthrop, she taught in Rock Hill’s public schools, and then went on to supervise a 7-county Youth Services program (now Juvenile Corrections).
She spent the remainder of her career in program development and teaching for Street Law, Inc., a global, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing classroom and community programs that educate citizens about law and government. As Deputy Director for Programs, she was responsible for introducing Street Law’s mission – helping people understand the law, their rights, and responsibilities so that they may be better citizens – to educational programs in the USA and internationally.
On Tuesday, March 8, International Women's Day. Bebs Chorak filed as a Democrat in the SC House District 48 special election.
A native of Rock Hill who has dedicated her life to educating the public about the responsibilities of citizenship and the rule of law, Bebs Chorak feels there has never been a more urgent time to put these ideas into practice.
She will work hard in the Statehouse for clean water, good schools, and adequate infrastructure in our district. She pledges to hold in-district office hours every other week while the legislature is in session so you can send your voice to Columbia.
"While working on Rule of Law programs in places like Myanmar, It was evident more than ever that fair and just laws are the cornerstone of our democracy. I believe fervently in the rule of law and it's equal application and administration. "In our country, citizens have a say in the laws that are enacted and how they are applied, which is why I will hold regular in-district office hours."
Her interest in water and infrastructure issues stems from her experiences growing up in the area and seeing it change. "I live on Lake Wylie. I swam in that water when I was a child. It's a shame the water quality has declined."
Totty Wilkerson, community leader, says Bebs' deep roots in the community and broad network will generate enthusiasm for the race. "I've known Bebs for years and am so inspired by her. Her life, her work, her outgoing personality, and her presence in the community are all testament to the values that will make her an extraordinary legislator. She is uniquely qualified for this office."