October 25, 2023


Tameika Isaac Devine is the Democratic nominee for Senate District 19 after receiving 51.74% of the vote in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.  Devine avoided a runoff with Representative Kambrell Garvin (D-Richland), an attorney who has served in the SC House of Representatives since 2019.  Devine is a former Columbia City Councilmember and a founding partner of the Jabber & Isaac Law Firm.  She ran on a platform of improving public safety; investing in education; and addressing the needs and demands that have resulted from growth in the district.  Devine will face Republican Kizzie Smalls, Independent Party Candidate Michael Addison and United Citizens Party member Chris Nelums in the January 2nd general election.  The four candidates are vying to replace the late Senator John Scott who served Senate District 19 since 2009.


The second year of the two-year legislative session will begin on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.  Next year is an election year for all 46 members of the South Carolina Senate and all 124 members of the House of Representatives.  Filing for elections will open on March 16th and close on April 1st