“If given the opportunity, she will be ready to lead on day one.”Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House Majority Whip
Congressman Jim Clyburn has endorsed Tameika Isaac Devine for Mayor of Columbia outside of Columbia’s City Hall. The announcement happened Monday, 30 days away from election day on November 2nd.
Clyburn has led the 6th District Congressional for nearly two decades. The Congressman, who wore a pink jacket at the announcement as a nod to the idea that Devine could be the first woman elected mayor of Columbia.
“This is young lady has demonstrated time and time again that she is ready to lead this city,” Clyburn said.
If elected, she will be the first Black woman to hold the position. Tameika also received endorsements from several local politicians including Senator Mia McLeod who is running for Governor of South Carolina, Representative Wendy Brawley, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter, City Councilman Howard Duvall, Representative Jermaine Johnson, Representative John King, Former Senator Kay Patterson, and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles.
If elected, Devine would be the first female mayor.