Born and raised in Columbia, the son of a truck driver and an Alzheimer’s nurse, Sam Johnson knows the challenges Columbia’s families face every day. Working long hours and night shifts to provide their children with the opportunities they never had, his parents led by example instilled with a strong work ethic and an unshakable belief in what is possible. Those values were strengthened by his Grandmother, Mary Starks who blazed a trail in many areas in South Carolina including golf.
Sam knows the challenges we face and he knows that we can overcome these challenges together.
He’s running for mayor because he believes in Columbia, not just who we are but who we can be!
Imagine a new commitment to making affordable housing a reality across our city and making public safety and equal justice a priority for all of our citizens. Imagine creating new jobs, ensuring a living wage and investing in minority small business in a way that we never could have imagined. Imagine finishing the work on transparency and ethics so you know that this government is your government. Imagine standing up to protect our people from this deadly pandemic and emerging stronger than ever.
Sam is running for mayor because, even when everything in the world feels like it’s against you, you need to know that you’re not alone.
You’re never alone.
We’re standing with you.