James "Jim" Kinard Jr.

Republican Incumbent for Lexington County Council District 1.

Email: jimkinard@fpsb.com or jkinard@lexo.com              

Website: www.kinardforcouncil.com       

Occupation: Vice President of First Palmetto Bank

Education: B.S. in Financial Management, Clemson University

Experience in Political or Related Positions:

  • Bank Vice President and Loan Officer at Lexington State Bank / BB&T and First Palmetto Bank since 1986.
  • Lexington District 4 School Board Member - 1 year (prior to being elected to  County Council in a special election)
  • Chairman of Lexington County Council in 2010 and 2011
  • Held numerous leadership positions in my church, Swansea First Baptist Church

Why should voters choose you in this election?

I am a 24-year resident and taxpayer of this district. I have a seven-year conservative voting record and a proven record of efficient leadership as chairman for two years. I have shown the ability to work with the members of the Council in order to provide for both growth county wide, as well as to provide for the needs of my district. I was part of the effort to share revenues generated by industrial developments undertaken by the council on a county-wide basis, no matter where they are developed within the County.

During the past seven years, the Council has been striving to meet the goals and objectives of our strategic planning efforts. I look forward, with the support of the voters of District 1, to continue working to make Lexington County the envy of the Midlands.