After serving the citizens of District 42 for two years, on Monday, March 21, 2016, I officially filed for re-election. While I’m proud to have spearheaded major legislative initiatives since becoming a member of the Senate, there is much more substantive work to be done. My campaign will focus FORWARD on legislation that I have sponsored, currently pending. In the past, I’ve sent you the details of all of the legislation. Please visit marlonkimpson.com to learn more. Needless to say, I’m fired-up and ready to go!
On Saturday, April 9th, the campaign held its official kick-off for re-election. I want to thank all who attended. We had a huge crowd of concerned citizens who are ready to work. For those of you unable to attend, please visit the campaign headquarters at 4135 Unit B, Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405, to find out how to get involved. We need your help.
In March and April, I have been active in the following issues:
- Co-sponsor of S1166 to consolidate and help repay $19 million is state loans to South Carolina State University
On March 25, 2016, we sent a strong message that we are behind this great institution. Under the Senate proposal, S.C. State would continue to repay $355,036 per year for debt service, but the state would forgive $1,000,000 each year of the school’s loan balance, if the school avoids a budget deficit. As a result, all of the University’s obligations to the state would be extinguished by 2031.
- Strong Opponent of Refugee Registration Bill
Click to see the full video of the speechOn March 22, 2016, I voiced my strong opposition to this bill, which initially required that no state funds be used to resettle refugees, strict liability for religious organizations that sponsored refugees in the case of negligence, and a website available to any member of the public to track refugees. A watered-down version of the bill passed. I voted against it.
- Continuing the fight for increased funding for public transportation
Click to see the full video of the speechOn March 18, 2016, I offered an amendment to the Senate Republican roads bill that would have increased funding for the public transit systems across the state. The amendment failed for lack of majority. I hope to try again during the budget debate later this month.
- Blasted Republicans on blocking gun reform and slamed Sen. Lee Bright on discrimination bill
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It is an honor to serve as your State Senator and fight for measures that will make South Carolina a better place for us all. I humbly ask that you support my bid for re-election on June 14, 2016. Together, we can move this state FORWARD. Remember, early voting starts May 16th at the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office located at 4367 Headquarters Rd., North Charleston, SC. Election Day is Tuesday, June 14th, at your polling location.
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Senator Marlon Kimpson