Tomorrow (Sept. 5) at Meadowlake Park in Richland County, Tameika Isaac Devine formally launches her candidacy for the unexpired term of the late John Scott in South Carolina State Senate District 19, bringing a wealth of professional experience and a deep commitment to her community. With an origin in her public service as a former Assistant Attorney General, Tameika played a pivotal role in crafting domestic violence laws and best practices in South Carolina, highlighting her dedication to community safety. Her track record as the first member of the Columbia City Council to address gang violence and prevent youth violence underscores her tireless commitment to creating safer neighborhoods.
Even before she was the first African American female to be elected to City Council, Tameika’s remarkable career saw her become a founding partner for one of the first law offices run by black women in Columbia, SC, a testament to her pioneering spirit and commitment to diversity and inclusion. She has also been a tireless advocate for economic awareness among constituents, working closely with the city’s Office of Community Development to enhance the well-being and economic prospects of her community.
Tameika Isaac Devine’s vision for Senate District 19 includes a steadfast focus on public schools, ensuring every child has access to an excellent learning environment. She is determined to build an economy that works for everyone and meets the demands of growth while preserving the values and integrity of her district. In this role, she seeks to carry on the legacy of distinguished State Senators I. DeQuincey Newman, Kay Patterson, and the late Scott. Furthermore, if elected, she would become the only mother in the Senate with children in public schools, which makes her uniquely qualified to understand the needs of families and tirelessly advocate for them.
Tameika Isaac Devine’s campaign stands as a testament to her unwavering dedication to the people of Senate District 19. Her extensive professional background, community involvement, and commitment to safety, education, and economic prosperity make her a formidable candidate for the State Senate seat. Join her in shaping a brighter future for South Carolina tomorrow.
“This campaign for State Senate is not about me. It’s about the people of Senate District 19, and how we can deliver on their needs to build a better tomorrow and make our dreams come to life for everyone,” Devine said. “I would be honored to earn your vote, and I welcome your help to win this special Democratic Primary election coming up on October 24. Thank you!”