June 26, 2018

Our Campaign Continues …

Thanks again for your support in the Democratic primary! Now we move on the the general election in November. Read a little more about the campaign in this feature article in Cola Daily.

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June 13, 2018

Thank you!

District 11 voters have spoken overwhelmingly to demand greater accountability and transparency from County Council. My name was on the ballot, but the election wasn’t ever about me. It is about serving the people in the community.

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June 12, 2018

Newton ousts Jackson from Richland County Council

It’s official. We won the Democratic primary with 62% of the votes. You made this happen – THANK YOU for your support!! This week we celebrate a great victory in District 11 to restore trust and accountability. Now we prepare for the general election in November. THANK YOU! Read the full State Newspaper profile, “Newton ousts Jackson from Richland County …

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June 6, 2018

June 12 Primary for District 11 Matters

Richland County Council’s District 11 is unique, in that it is both suburban and rural. It encompasses much of Lower Richland, from the Dorn VA Medical Center along Garners Ferry Road into Hopkins. This Democratic primary race pits third-term incumbent Norman Jackson against public relations firm owner Chakisse Newton. Jackson has recently found himself in the middle of a number …

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May 31, 2018

Richland County District 11 Councilman Refuses Debate

Chakisse Newton, Richland County

On Tuesday, Richland County Council candidate Chakisse Newton invited incumbent Norman Jackson to a one-on-one debate to “make county government more open and transparent” and “provide the space, time, and District 11 focus” to answer voter questions. Mr. Jackson refused. A one-on-one debate focused only on District 11 is the only way to provide the time to fully answer community …

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May 28, 2018

Community Meet and Greet

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Meet and Greet at Caughman Road Park on May 27th. Some of the issues I heard: Trust and accountability with spending. Voters are upset about the $1 million settlement and $8 million wasted on the Richland Renaissance. Better roads. Need for change and new leadership. Planning for the future. Join us to …

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May 28, 2018

“It seems we’ve had more investigations per square mile than any other district in the county.”

Richland County District 11 has more than its fair share of of ongoing investigations and controversies, many of them dealing with Pinewood Lake Park. The State newspaper recently did an overview of the Richland County Council races and featured some of the problems we need to solve in District 11. Read the full article, “Penny tax controversy driving candidates in Richland …

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April 23, 2018

Chakisse Newton Participates in Columbia NAACP Political Forum

Yesterday, Chakisse participated in a political forum for Richland County Council candidates hosted by the Columbia Branch NAACP chapter. Watch the full video of the event on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VoteChakisse. You can also watch WLTX’s event coverage at https://tinyurl.com/ydbpl4xp.

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