Charleston, South Carolina – On Monday, March 21, 2016, State Senator Marlon Kimpson officially filed for re-election to the Senate District 42 seat. Kimpson is currently serving in his first term after winning a special election in 2013.
Since his election, Kimpson has championed legislation including, but not limited to, police body-worn cameras, removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, and juvenile expungement, all Senate bills that have been signed into law during his tenure. Kimpson also helped secure over $10 million for the African-American museum in Charleston and $275,000 for community policing programs for the City of North Charleston.
Senator Kimpson has received numerous awards and recognition for his service and efforts over the past two years, including the SC Democratic Party Elected Official of the Year, Charleston Hospitality Senator of the Year, SC Library Association Academic Freedom Award, and the Legislator of the Year by the SC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
“I promised to fight for the working class people of District 42 and this entire state and that’s what I’ve done,” Kimpson stated. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue to serve and move this state forward with progressive ideas, policy, and legislation.”
The Democratic Primary will be held on June 14, 2016.