Constance Anastopoulo


Candidate for:
Attorney General of South Carolina

Election date: 11/6/18


Contact Info

Constance Anastopoulo
for Attorney General
32 Ann Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Phone: (843)425-4342


Bringing Honor and Trust back to the Attorney General’s office!


Bio

Constance Anastopoulo is seeking the position of Attorney General of South Carolina.

I seek the position of Attorney General because the people of South Carolina deserve an Attorney General who, as the chief law enforcement officer of the state, enforces the law instead of interfering with the process.

She vows to work for the people of South Carolina and not for her own interests and to bring honor back the office of AG. She will not accept contributions from utilities against whom, she will be charged with enforcing regulations.

She is dedicated to empowering women and will work to strengthen laws against domestic violence and to deny domestic abusers access to guns. She will also work to enhance mental illness reporting, particularly in relation to limiting these individuals’ access to firearms. As an experienced litigator, she will take up the fight in the opioid epidemic to make drug manufacturers responsible for the devastation caused by the accessibility of their addictive drugs.

Early life and career

Constance Anastopoulo was born in Virginia to Greek immigrant parents. As a first generation American, she is proud of the example of hard work provided by her parents. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. and earned her J.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Upon graduation, Anastopoulo received a prestigious grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to work with women in prison. This experience was formative in her commitment to serving those who often have no voice. She joined the Charleston School of Law Faculty in 2007 teaching Ethics, Torts, and Insurance Law. Prior to joining the Charleston School of Law faculty, Anastopoulo served for fifteen years as a senior litigator in the civil litigation division of the Anastopoulo Law Firm, LLC, where she litigated numerous cases and managed the appellate practice for the firm, appearing before the S.C. Court of Appeals, the S.C. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, she served as Plaintiffs’ counsel in the seminal case In Re: OxyContin where she helped to represent hundreds of litigants in South Carolina whose lives had been impacted by addiction to OxyContin.

Anastopoulo has been active in community service and has served on the Board of Directors of My Sister’s House, Inc., the Advisory Board of the Women and Gender Studies Program at the College of Charleston, as Vice President of the Charleston Area League of Women Voters, and is past president of Daughters of Penelope Philanthropy, which operates Penelope House, a shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse.

Anastopoulo has been married to her husband, Akim Anastopoulo for 25 years. They have two daughters, Rossi (22) and Hali (17).


Platform

ETHICS REFORM

I will bring transparency to the office of Attorney General and will prosecute corruption, not interfere with the process.

Create Triple check ethics system that includes an independent oversight commission to ensure the AG’s office will not have conflicts of interest.

OPIOID EPIDEMIC

I have the skills and experience to move S.C. to the front of the line is pursuing actions against opioid manufacturers for the devastation caused by their drugs. I have already successfully sued the manufacturers of Oxycontin in civil court more than 10 years ago.

FIGHT FOR WOMEN

I will push to have a domestic violence shelter in every county in S.C. and fight to the end the gender pay gap. Women deserve equal pay for equal work.