It is official. Tameika Isaac Devine filed the paperwork on Monday, August 2nd as the first woman to run for Mayor of The City of Columbia.
“It has been my honor to represent the citizens of Columbia as an at-large council member and I am excited to officially take this step to seek the office of Mayor to build on that work to make an even greater impact on the city of Columbia,” Devine said.
The At-Large Councilwoman has served Columbia for 19 years. After filing at city hall, Councilwoman Devine and her family were escorted by motorcade to an outdoor in-person campaign kickoff event at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery at the Hanger. The event featured music from DJ Prince Ice and singer TiffanyJ. Local caterer and community advocate Scott Hall did an amazing job as host to a diverse crowd of over two hundred people. Devine shared her vision for Columbia and why she is running for Mayor.
As a leader committed to the safety of citizens, COVID-19 protocols were enforced. South Carolina DHEC provided information about COVID, administered vaccines, and handed out personal protective equipment.
Since launching her campaign in February, Tameika Isaac Devine has amassed contributions totaling more than $200k. She continues to receive support both on the local and national level, including over 200 women known as Women for Devine and Political Action Committee endorsements from The Collective PAC, Emily’s List, Run Sister Run, Democratic Municipal Officials, Democracy for America, Elect Black Women, Vote Mama and Sunrise Columbia.