Kevin Johnson

Republican candidate for State Senate District 36.

Occupation: Retired (Regional Manager with SC Department of Revenue). Currently serving in SC House of Representatives.

Education: BS Degree, University of South Carolina, 1982 ( Management and Marketing), Leadership South Carolina, South Carolina Executive Institute, Riley Diversity Leadership Initiative

Experience in Political or Related Positions:
Board Member of Harvin Clarendon County Library (mid 1980s to early 1990s)
Board Member of Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce (mid 1980s)
Board Member and Chairman of Clarendon County School District Board of Trustees (1988 – 2000)
Board Member and Chairman, Black River Healthcare, Inc. (late 1980s – late 1990s)
Board Member and Chairman of Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments (2000 – present)
Board Member of South Carolina Association of Regional Councils (2000 – 2011)
Manning City Council (1994 – 2000)
Mayor of Manning (2000 – 2011)
Board Member and Past President of Municipal Association of South Carolina (2005 – 2011)
President of South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors (2008 – 2011)
Board Member of National Conference of Black Mayors (2005 – 2011)
Member of South Carolina House of Representatives (2011 – present)

Why should voters choose you in this election?

Experience matters and I am the only candidate in this race who has a long record of serving the constituents of this district and throughout South Carolina. While other candidates moved to this district to run for this position, I have been a resident here and have worked to make improvements in education, economic development, healthcare and tax reform which are some of the major issues that we are facing. When the voters take a closer look at the candidates and examine our record of service, the work that we have done on their behalf and our qualifications, I am sure that they will see that I am the candidate who is best prepared to represent them I the South Carolina Senate. I currently have a good working relationship with other members of the South Carolina General Assembly and this will allow me to continue to network with them as I seek to continue to move South Carolina forward. I have been encouraged to run for this position and have been strongly endorsed by retiring Senator John Land.