To be fair, most attendees won’t be hassling. The two-hour event begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the South Carolina Aquarium. The cost is $75 at the door.

The Chamber presents its annual Legislative Reception with more than 330 local, state, and federal elected officials have been invited. This event gives the community an opportunity to meet their elected officials and have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. Last year’s attendees included more than 400 people including 80 elected officials. With this being an election year this is also a great way to meet the newly elected officials on the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber will also be releasing its Legislative Agenda for the 2009 General Assembly.

Those you can hassle (and potential talking points) include: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (“Just how annoying is that ‘Grahamnisty’ nickname?”), State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex (“Has the state invested in more maps of the U.S.?”), State Treasurer Converse Chellis (“Did you find any coke in the desk drawers?”), State Attorney General Henry McMaster (“What is the length of the drapes in the Governor’s Mansion?”).

Others include State Senator Robert Ford, State House Representatives Annette Young, Seth Whipper, Chip Limehouse, Jim Merrill, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor Carl Beckman (Folly Beach) Mayor William Wert (Kiawah), Mayor Minnie Blackwell (Hanahan), Charleston County Council members: Henry Darby, Joe McKeown (chairman),Colleen Condon, Paul Thurmond, Teddie Pryor, Elliott Summey.