More Local Leaders Endorse Russell Ott for Senate

Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers, Richland County State Rep. Jermaine Johnson, House Assistant Minority Leader Roger Kirby, and West Columbia Councilman Mickey Pringle announce support for campaign

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – State Representative Russell Ott has earned the endorsement of more local leaders in his campaign for State Senate.

Sheriff Thomas Summers of Calhoun County announced his support in a video released yesterday [X, Instagram, Facebook]. Sheriff Summers cited Ott’s record as a legislator: “Russell did really well for us in the House. He was good for economic development and he was law enforcement-friendly, so I think it’s extremely important to elect Russell Ott for Senate.”

State Representative Jermaine Johnson is the latest elected official from Richland County to announce his support for the campaign, joining Senator Mia McLeod and Representative Leon Howard.

Representative Roger Kirby, the House Assistant Minority Leader (the #2 Democrat in the State House), also endorses Ott. Kirby joins former Representative Mandy Powers Norrell, who was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2018, and Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter, who announced her support for Ott in a video on Wednesday [X, Instagram, Facebook].

Senator Dick Harpootlian boasts no endorsements from any of his colleagues in the legislature.

Councilman Mickey Pringle, who serves as Mayor Pro Tem of West Columbia, also announces his endorsement of Ott. He is the latest local elected official to announce his support, joining mayors Elise Partin of Cayce, Viola McDaniel of Swansea, Helen Carson-Peterson of St. Matthews, and Daniel Davis of Pine Ridge.

Leave a Reply