Today, three Charleston area State Representatives endorsed Marlon Kimpson’s campaign for State Senate, in District 42. Representatives David Mack, Leon Stavrinakis, and Seth Whipper all officially endorsed Kimpson’s campaign. State Representative Wendell Gilliard has previously endorsed Kimpson, meaning that all of the State House Members representing district 42 have endorsed Kimpson.
Kimpson was the leading vote getter in yesterday’s Democratic Primary, more than doubling the votes of the second place finisher. The run-off is scheduled for August 27.
State Rep. David Mack:
“I’m supporting Marlon Kimpson because I know he will bring the fight to Nikki Haley and her Tea Party allies in the legislature. Marlon is the only candidate in the race with a consistent record of standing up for the Democratic values we need to bring about real change in the South Carolina Senate in District 42. Marlon Kimpson will make us proud.”
State Rep. Leon Stavrinakis:
“I’ve known Marlon for many years and have always admired his passion for helping people and solving problems. Our community needs a leader in the Senate who will work to improve our public schools, create quality jobs, and make healthcare more affordable and accessible to the people who need it most. Marlon Kimpson is that leader and I’m proud to support him for the South Carolina Senate.”
State Rep. Seth Whipper:
“Marlon Kimpson will make a fantastic State Senator. He will fight tirelessly to expand Medicaid, oppose private school vouchers, and bring good-paying jobs to our area. Marlon has fought for working men and women his entire life and we need fighters in the State Senate now more than ever. I encourage everyone to support Marlon Kimpson in the upcoming runoff election.”