Meet the Candidate: Kim Nelson (South Carolina)

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Candidate Name: Kim Nelson

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Candidate’s Preferred Pronouns
She/Her/Hers

What office are you running for?
SC-4 Congressional Seat

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office? 
To build a healthcare system that works for all of us, not pharmaceutical companies and insurance executives.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
The Upstate is one of the worst places in the country for economic mobility. Income inequality is only getting worse under the current administration. I will fight to raise the minimum wage, ensure more workforce protections, and center our economic policies on what’s best for middle class Americans and working families.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
We have to take the problem to its source, which is the proliferation of lies and propaganda utilized by right-wing media and frequently found on social media.

Who is your hero?
Elizabeth Warren

What are your hobbies?
Hiking, cooking, reading, smashing the patriarchy

What is the most recent book you read?
Non-fiction: The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less; Fiction: Where The Crawdads Sing

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
Oodles. Two little girls (ages 6 and 4). Two rescue pets. Dog – Balto and Cat- Ichabod

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Help amplify our message on social media

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
Why this race and why now?
I don’t ask my kids what they want to be when they grow up. I ask them what problems do they want to solve. It’s important to me that they view themselves as part of a solution because that’s what being in a society demands. I’m in this race because of the problems that I want to solve. They’re big and handled at the federal level. It wouldn’t make sense to run for a different office. I believe that we are living through unprecedented times and we have to meet the urgency of the moment we’re in by making big changes to the way things are done and truly reforming some of our systems.

Candidate Social Media:
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