SOUTH CAROLINA — Sumter resident Kevin Eckert has launched his campaign for the 5th congressional district. The seat is currently held by GOP Congressman Ralph Norman, who was elected in 2017 in a special election after then-Congressman Mick Mulvaney vacated the seat following a nomination by the President.
This district includes all of Cherokee, Union, Newberry, York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Kershaw and Lee counties. Additionally, it contains parts of Spartanburg and Sumter. The neighborhood was previously Democratic-leaning until 2010.
Eckert is running because he wants to make much-needed changes to the district and to South Carolina.
“I’m running to bring real solutions to South Carolina, I’m running to bring a new voice to Congress and unleash the true potential of South Carolina, which has been held back by our current elected official,” Eckert said.
Eckert has been a volunteer with the Democratic Party since 2018 and decided to turn his volunteerism and community involvement into action by running for office. He is a 2019 graduate of Congressman James E. Clyburn’s Political Fellowship.
Kevin lives in Sumter with his partner Cat S. He is a former bioscience technician, community organizer, South Carolina adoptee, and Democrat.
The campaign can be contacted at www.KevinForCongressSC.com.