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Tomlinson announces bid for KCC District 5

Posted: February 8, 2018 3:49 p.m.
Updated: February 9, 2018 1:00 a.m.



A second candidate has entered the race for Kershaw County Council District 5.

Brant Tomlinson announced his candidacy Tuesday at a special campaign kick-off event held in Camden.

District 5, which covers the areas from greater downtown Camden through east Camden to the Antioch community and neighborhoods along S.C. 34 and Black River Road, is currently represented by Dennis Arledge, who recently announced that he is not running for re-election. The seat will come up in the June 12 Republican Primary.

“Kershaw County needs strong leaders who know and understand our unique community and the citizens of our district,” Tomlinson said. “I want to serve the people of our district, the local business owners, and the community. We need to work together to bring jobs to our county, ensure our children have a quality education, create an environment that is family friendly, and keep our citizens and communities safe -- together we can achieve prosperity for Kershaw County.”   

 Tomlinson is a Kershaw County native, born and raised in Camden. He works at the Mullikin Law Firm in Camden. Tomlinson is a product of the Kershaw County public school system, graduating from Camden High School and earning his Bachelors Degree from the University of South Carolina. Additionally, Tomlinson served as an airman in the United States Air Force Reserves from 2008 to 2014.

 “I am passionate about my community,” he said. “It is my home -- I grew up right here on our family farm in the Antioch community. I consider serving on the council not politics, but a public service. I want to do all I can to contribute to preserving all that’s great about Kershaw County and to making it an even better place to live, work and raise a family. I will work with our citizens, business owners, local communities, council members and state officials to get results for our county.”  

Tomlinson stressed the need to work together for meaningful progress for the community.

“It is not enough to identify faults and challenges; it is time we work together for solutions,” Tomlinson said. “I will work for meaningful progress for our families.”

Tomlinson, his wife, Alex Mullikin Tomlinson, and their two children live in Camden.



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