Local Leaders Endorse Johnson for Mayor

Local Leaders Endorse Johnson for Mayor

COLUMBIA – Local community leaders and activists from across Columbia came together to endorse Sam Johnson and his campaign for Mayor of Columbia today, one week after Johnson called on City Council to hire a Chief Health Officer to oversee the city’s pandemic response and direct badly needed health resources, including vaccines, to neglected communities all across Columbia.

“I am proud to support Sam Johnson,” says Greenview resident and North Columbia Civic Club President Gloria Woodard. “Ideas like implementing a Chief Health Officer are common sense solutions that will help save lives and showcase the type of leadership we need.”

“Columbia can’t wait for that leadership.”

Johnson said he is honored and humbled to have such overwhelming support from those working on the front lines driving Columbia into a bold and exciting new future.

I’m excited because today’s announcement demonstrates that we’re building a diverse, grassroots coalition that crosses race, gender and class lines to bring people together so we can move forward as one,” Johnson says. “It’s clear that, from Greenview to Melrose Heights, Columbia can’t wait. We need real solutions and we need them now.”

Local community leaders and activist endorsing Sam Johnson for Mayor of Columbia include:

  • Martha Fowler (Historic Melrose)
  • Stanley McIntosh (Greenview)
  • Diane Wiley (Belvedere)
  • Mike Miller (Rosewood)
  • Bob Wynn (Arsenal Hill)
  • Frank Caggiano (Shandon)
  • Bud Ferillo (University Hill)
  • Josh Shelton (Historic Melrose)
  • Merrell Johnson (Mental Health Activist)
  • Larry Hembree (Local LGTBQ and Arts community leader)
  • Preach Jacobs (Local Arts and community leader)
  • Louis Lynn  (Local business and community leader)

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Michael Wukela at 843-409-2320 or michael@samjohnsonformayor.com.