Rock Hill Resident David Kulma Files To Run For Congress

Press Release

Upstate SC Greens/S.C. Green Party

Gregg Jocoy, 803-984-5414

SC District 5 to hold special election June 20

Green Party member and Winthrop University instructor David Kulma has filed to run for the vacant seat in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. A special election for this seat will be held on June 20, and Kulma has already hit the ground running with his campaign.

Kulma says of his decision to run for this seat, “I’ve grown tired with how our politicians ignore our issues, and have chosen to run for Congress to make sure that the values we share — democracy, peace, justice, and protecting our planet — have a voice in this special election.”

Running on a platform of addressing education costs, healthcare, fair and affordable housing, and ending privatized prisons, Kulma believes that his campaign, which is “Powered by you, not the corporations,” will be the answer to what the people of District 5 need.

“Education, housing, and medical care are all human rights, and everyone should have equitable access to all of these, regardless of income, or any other discriminatory factor,” he says.

Kulma is scheduled to address the S.C. Board of Realtors on Wednesday, March 22, in Columbia, and plans to attend as many forums and engagements as possible.

Upstate Greens Chapter Co-Chair, Gregg Jocoy, says that local Greens are proud to have Kulma representing the party. “People are feeling passionate about these issues on local and national levels right now. Our party needs action, and we need representation on a local level. We are here to let everyone know that Kulma is in this race for the biggest reason of all: the well-being of the individuals in his district.”

Kulma, an established musician and music instructor at Winthrop, is originally from Ohio and has lived in South Carolina for over three years. He resides with his wife and dog in Rock Hill.

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