Mayor Steve Benjamin has officially endorsed mayoral candidate Tameika Isaac Devine for Mayor of Columbia.
Thursday’s endorsement comes as Tameika Isaac Devine heads into a runoff election on November 16th.
“I’ve been thankful and proud to serve our city for the last 12 year. As we enter the next phase of this mayoral race, it is vitally important to me to ensure that our city chooses the leader who is the most qualified, most experienced, and the clear choice to move Columbia forward and that is Councilwoman Tameika Issac Devine,” Benjamin continued. “From investing in good public safety, never raising your taxes & revitalizing Main Street & Columbia’s small businesses, former Mayor Pro Tem Tameika Isaac Devine is the leader who is best able to pick up the reins of progress. I enthusiastically support her candidacy.”
Mayor Benjamin joins the list of numerous endorsements from key political leaders throughout the state of South Carolina such as House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Representative Wendy Brawley, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Representative Leon Howard, City Councilman Howard Duvall, Representative Jermaine Johnson, Representative John King, Senator Mia McLeod, and Former Senator Kay Patterson.