Promises to donate Senate salary to local charities and community based projects,
Defends President Obama against Republican attacks
June 24, 2013 — Today, Charleston attorney Marlon Kimpson officially filed as a Democratic candidate for the South Carolina State Senate in the special election to represent district 42, which encompasses parts of Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The Democratic Primary is scheduled for August 13, 2013.
Kimpson says he is running because he wants to fight for working families in the district. “I’ve spent my career fighting for working people who have been wronged by big corporations that only care about making huge profits. I want to use my experience and skills to help fight for better public education, safer streets, more jobs, and affordable health care,” Kimpson said.
“I will be one of President Obama’s strongest defenders in the State Senate,” said Kimpson. “Governor Haley and the Republican-led legislature are playing national politics with Medicaid expansion which could jeopardize the health of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens. I’m not going to play games with Nikki Haley,” Kimpson added.
Kimpson believes that it is important for elected officials to give back to the communities they represent. “If I’m elected I’m going to give 100% of my Senate salary back to charities and community based projects within the 42nd district,” he said. “To me, public service is not about making money, but about dedicating yourself to the people you represent.”
Kimpson, 44, and his wife Kimberlyn are the proud parents of a newborn daughter.
Kimpson began working with Motley Rice attorneys in 2000. He is a past chairman of the South Carolina Election Commission and first vice-chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and a lifelong member of the NAACP.