About Me

We need a voice – we need someone who shows up, stands up, and fights for our future!

I’m mandy kimmons

I grew up in Summerville, SC in District 97. I attended law school at the University of South Carolina, School of Law, graduating in 2008. After graduation, I began my career as a prosecutor with the First Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, gaining valuable trial experience, advocating for victims, and having the opportunity to see the struggles our society faces. I have prosecuted many types of cases including drug cases, child abuse and neglect cases, and violent crimes.

In 2014, I began managing juvenile prosecutions for Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. This gave me further opportunity to see the struggles our youth face on a daily basis and to see some of the issues going on in our schools. In 2015, I entered private practice handling primarily domestic cases.

For undergrad, I attended the University of South Carolina where I studied Political Science and Spanish. While at the University of South Carolina, I earned the award for Outstanding Senior in Political Science. I joined Phi Beta Kappa and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars while attending college. Shortly after graduating in 2005, I completed an international language emergence program in Guanajuato, Mexico.

I opened Mandy W. Kimmons, Attorney at Law, LLC in 2015. I am a member of the Dorchester County Bar and currently serve as the organization’s Continuing Legal Education Chair. I previously served as Vice President of the Dorchester County Bar.

Why Choose Me

I am running for State House because we need a voice – we need someone who will clean up Columbia, show up, stand up, and focus on our needs — better roads, better schools, and a system that protects our children and ensures their success.

As a former prosecutor, I have seen the worst in people — criminals, drug addicts, and sexual abusers. I have also seen those who live in a system that is too broken to help those people plagued with mental illness, neglected children, and those who need a helping hand.

Our system in Columbia is broken at many levels, and it is forcing us to focus on seeking indictments of corrupt legislators instead of seeking real solutions for our problems. Quite simply, that needs to change.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my son. I also enjoy being outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, and horseback riding. I want my son and all of South Carolina’s children to have the brightest future possible.  That is the primary reason I decided to run for the House of Representatives. Together, I know we can make a difference.
Improving our Roads
As an attorney, Mandy works with clients to advocate for their needs — that’s what we need — a representative who will actively work in Columbia to ensure the road funding in this state goes to districts in need like House District 97. We have a ton of roads that have been destroyed by big trucks and the rampant growth, and we need to stop that. We must put state laws in place to ensure road improvements occur with development — not decades later.
Cleaning up the State House
Recent indictments and convictions of some of our state’s top leaders show the need to continue to clean up and reform our ethics laws in this state. At one time, South Carolina was applauded for having the toughest ethics laws in the country, but over time, people learned how to game the system. That must stop, and we must continue to toughen our laws to ensure our elected officials are doing the people’s business, not lining their own pockets.
Improving our Schools
Teacher burnout is at an all-time high. The pay per hour ends up being too low, too many kids are in the classroom, and the mandated regulations are driving good teachers out of the profession. We need to ensure we have state programs and resources for the local districts that attract and retain the highest quality talent for our schools.
Helping our Children
As a former prosecutor, Mandy has seen first-hand the problems with the Department of Social Services and their lack of accountability. There is no excuse for DSS to place children in the homes of those who are sexual abusers. DSS is losing needed federal funding for not requiring automated child support enforcement.  These funds are vital to additional reforms needed to clean up the agency.
Defend the 2nd Amendment
Our gun rights are under attack. We need a representative who is a strong supporter of the right to bear arms. It is not gun ownership that is the problem.  As a prosecutor, Mandy has seen first hand the need for better mental health treatment.  We need to remove the stigma of mental illness in an effort to get those who need help prior to becoming dangerous criminals.

I've known Mandy Kimmons for a very long time. I've also worked with her professionally and to say she delivers on her promise is an understatment.

Blane T Smith

Mandy is a great person with a good heart. She cares about her family, friends, clients, and will care about the people in House District 97!

Russell Hilton
South Carolina needs more people like YOU and me.  Our children deserve it!

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