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Kimberly Johnson named on Cunningham shortlist for Lt. Governor


Joe Cunningham recently released his list for possible Lt. Governor candidates Monday. Cunningham, who is running against Henry McMaster for South Carolina Governor, listed several candidates, including Clarendon Representative Kimberly Johnson. 

“The person I choose for Lieutenant Governor will be ready to lead on day one,” wrote Cunningham. “Our ticket will represent the future of South Carolina and the amazing potential of our state. I am committed to selecting a qualified, visionary leader to join our team and help usher in a new generation of leadership for South Carolina.”

Here is the full list of Cunningham’s picks:

Rosalyn Glenn, a financial planner from Columbia

Jermaine Johnson, a State Representative from Columbia

Tally Parham Casey, the CEO from Wyche Law Firm from Columbia

Megan Smith, a Spartanburg City Council Member

Ed Sutton, a commercial realtor from Charleston

Spencer Wetmore, a State Representative from Folly Beach

Kathryn Whitaker, a Chief Marketing Officer from Mount Pleasant

Teresa Wilson, City Manager of Columbia

Kimberly Johnson, State Representative from Manning. 

Johnson released the following statement concerning her prospective nomination:

“I am extremely honored and find it quite humbling to be considered amongst this great group of my fellow South Carolinians. I have a huge amount of respect for them and especially Joe Cunningham. Like me, Joe loves this country and this state. As a veteran reflecting upon my service in the United States Army, someone’s political party affiliation, race or gender were never the priorities. In fact we took those differences and worked together to improve and defend the country we love. Like me, Joe has a record of working across the aisle. We both want an educated workforce, we want affordable access to healthcare, we want broadband especially in our most rural parts of the state and we want our veterans to be treated as the heroes they are. I remain committed to the constituents of SC House District 64 and we are proud of Joe’s acknowledgment of the great work.”


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