State Representative Deon Tedder (D-House District 109) today announced he is running for state Senate District 42, a seat currently held by Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-Charleston).

Kimpson plans to resign at the end of the legislative session to fulfill an appointment by President Joe Biden to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

“I want to thank Senator Kimpson for his strong leadership in the Senate,” Tedder said. “I know he will continue to make South Carolina proud by working with President Biden and the Biden Administration.”

Tedder, an attorney, was first elected to the State House in 2020. During his freshman term, he filed legislation to provide for same day voter registration, empower towns and municipalities to create more affordable housing, and designate the third Tuesday of February as “Historically Black Colleges & Universities Day,” which was signed into law. He currently serves on the Education and Public Works Committee, where he has been a proponent of fully funding public schools and opposed attempts to put censorship in the classroom.

“I will run to represent the people of Senate District 42,” Tedder said. “The Lowcountry needs an advocate on important issues like public education, affordable housing, and criminal justice reform. That is what I have been fighting for in the House and it is what I will continue to fight for if elected to the Senate.”