CHARLESTON, SC — State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-Charleston) announced Tuesday, September 1 that he will be hosting a series of town hall meetings in Senate District 42 with several 2016 Democratic Presidential
The Charleston Democratic Party and State Representatives David Mack, Seth Whipper and Wendell Gilliard will be serving as co-hosts for the events.
We’re told all of the Democratic candidates have been invited. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley have confirmed at this point.
Officials are still working out the dates each candidate will appear.
“In an effort to educate the voters about the choices in the upcoming Presidential Primary, I plan to host a series of Town Hall meetings with each of the Democratic candidates,” 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.