Run for Something endorses Sam Johnson for Mayor of Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC – The Johnson for Mayor campaign is proud to announce that Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership, today endorsed Sam Johnson for Mayor of Columbia.

“Run for Something is dedicated to supporting new, progressive voices and visions all across our nation,” Johnson said. “This is the kind of vision we’ve been talking about from day one. Today’s endorsement further demonstrates that this vision and our campaign is building momentum across Columbia and I am honored to have their support.”

“With each new class of candidates, we see how broad and diverse our shared story in America is and can be,” shared RFS co-founder Ross Morales Rocketto. “ Structural change does not happen overnight. It does not happen with electing one person. It is not linear. It takes years of hard work to create real and lasting change, and  supporting this group of candidates is just one more step towards representation and true progress.”

“As we celebrate months that amplify an array of people and movements, we are dedicated to also using that spotlight to promote lasting change within the Democratic Party, which begins with electing progressives at the state and local level,” said RFS co-founder Amanda Litman. 

Of Run for Something’s May class of candidates: 

  • 58% identify as BIPOC
  • 46% identify as women
  • 29% identify as LGBTQIA+
  • 15% are members of the disabled community 
  • 25% are parents 

Please visit to learn more about the organization and its mission.

To learn more about Sam Johnson and his campaign for Mayor of Columbia, visit