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Marlon Kimpson
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South Carolina State Senate, District 42
In office
October 7 - Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
First electedOctober 1, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Marlon Kimpson is a Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on October 1, 2013.



See also: South Carolina state legislative special elections, 2013

Kimpson won election in a special election for South Carolina State Senate District 42. The seat was vacant following Sen. Robert Ford's (D) resignation on May 31, 2013 amidst an ethics investigation. Kimpson advanced to a primary runoff with Maurice Washington, defeating Herbert S. Fielding, Margaret Rush and Bob Thompson in the August 13 Democratic primary. Kimpson defeated Washington in the runoff on August 27. Kimpson defeated Billy Shuman (R), Alex Thornton (L) and Rodney Travis (L) in the special election, which took place on October 1.[1][2][3][4][5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 42, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarlon Kimpson 79.6% 6,255
     Republican Billy Shuman 19% 1,496
     Libertarian Alex Thornton 1.2% 98
     Libertarian Rodney Travis 0.1% 5
Total Votes 7,854

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Ford (D)
South Carolina State Senate - District 42
October 2013-Present
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