Columbia attorney running to replace embattled prosecutor for Fifth Circuit Solicitor

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - WIS has confirmed that Attorney Byron Gipson is planning to run for Fifth Circuit Solicitor.

That seat is currently held by Dan Johnson, who is under investigation for questionable spending of public money.

Gipson, who is a USC Law School Graduate and a criminal defense attorney at Johnson, Toal, and Batiste, says he's running to restore integrity and public trust to the office which serves Richland and Kershaw Counties.

Gipson says he has spent more than 20 years practicing law around the state.  He says it is important to prosecute violent crimes to the fullest extent of the law, while also ensuring that everyone gets a fair shake.

The graduate of Dreher High School, who went on to graduate from the College of Charleston, tells WIS he plans to officially file on Tuesday.

Learn more about Gipson and why he's running when he sits down with our Chad Mills on Monday for a one on one interview right here on WIS News 10.

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