NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Dr. Maxine Smith, author and family advocate, endorsed Deon Tedder’s campaign for State Senate District 42.

“A seasoned attorney is needed to introduce bills and resolutions designed to protect and strengthen public schools, lead the charge for women’s rights, improve criminal justice practices and make gun safety a priority in the next legislative session,” said Dr. Smith. “Tedder’s undergraduate and law degrees have given him the tools to navigate working in the S.C. State Senate. His attendance record as a State Representative speaks volumes for his commitment to service as an elected official.”

“Dr. Maxine Smith is a respected leader in our community and her support means a great deal to me,” said Tedder. “I will fight every day to represent the people of District 42 and make sure that their voices are heard in the State Senate.”