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CVSC Endorses Tameika Isaac Devine for State Senate District 19

COLUMBIA S.C.—Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC), a leading advocacy organization in South Carolina’s conservation community, enthusiastically announces its endorsement of Tameika Isaac Deveine for the upcoming special election in Senate District 19. The election is a crucial opportunity for voters to choose a candidate who displayed proven leadership on conservation related issues during her time as a City of Columbia Councilwoman and is dedicated to supporting conservation efforts in the Senate and throughout South Carolina.

As a Councilwoman, Tameika supported protecting our rivers, reducing carbon emissions, and cleaning up pollution. CVSC is thankful for her promise to work towards increasing the number of vehicles in the state’s fleet that aren’t run by fossil fuels and support legislation that provides incentives to businesses and local governments who shift towards cleaner forms of transportation.

“We are thrilled to endorse Tameika Isaac Devine for State Senate District 19. At CVSC, a key part of our mission is to let voters know where elected officials and candidates stand on protecting our air, land, and water and on creating a sustainable energy future. Tameika is committed to balancing neighborhood needs with the demands for growth, conserving land and protecting community resources, fighting for clean air and clean water, and supporting and embracing clean energy and access to electric vehicles. As we face pressing challenges, her leadership will be instrumental in driving positive change and creating a better future for all residents of District 19 and beyond,” said John Tynan, President of CVSC. 

Tameika Isaac Devine was also the first African-American female elected to Columbia City Council and the first African-American elected at-large. She was also the first council member to tackle the problems of gangs and preventing youth violence and worked on programs to train unemployed and underemployed citizens. As an Assistant Attorney General for South Carolina, Tameika fought for women and the most vulnerable victims of domestic violence, changing laws to protect their rights to justice and safety. Her commitment to protecting people, neighborhoods, and our rights solidifies her credentials as an exceptional candidate for the State Senate.

Early voting for the special election will occur 8:30 am-5 pm at 2020 Hampton Street in Columbia from Monday, December 18 through Thursday, December 21, and will then resume after the holidays from Wednesday, December 27 through Friday, December 28. Registered voters should bring their ID. Election day is scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, which follows New Years Day, so early voting is encouraged. 

Senate District 19 covers portions of Richland County, including parts of the City of Columbia.

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