Charleston, South Carolina — State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-Charleston) announced today that he will be hosting a town hall meeting in Senate District 42 with Presidential Candidate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The Charleston Democratic Party and the House Democratic Delegation including, State Representatives J. Seth Whipper, David J. Mack, III, Wendell G. Gilliard, Mary E. Tinkler, and Robert L. Brown will be serving as co-hosts for the event. The event will take place on November 20, 2015 at the historically significant Burke High School, 244 President Street, and doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Back in September, Kimpson invited all of the Democratic candidates to appear at individual town hall meetings in his senate district. So far, Sanders and O’Malley have confirmed.
“The primary isn’t until February and I think it’s important for all of the candidates to engage with South Carolina voters before they vote,” said Kimpson. “The events that have transpired in Charleston County this year will shape the discourse for the meetings,” added Kimpson.
“We are interested in substantively engaging with the candidates about their views on law enforcement reform, income inequality, public education and healthcare,” said State Representative David Mack. “We are working to ensure that there are a number of diverse constituent groups involved in these town hall meetings,” said Brady Quirk-Garvan, Chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party. “If we all work together, we can ensure that we elect another Democrat to the White House in 2016,” added Quirk-Garvan.