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Ginny Deerin announces campaign for Charleston mayor

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Ginny Deerin announced her candidacy for Mayor of Charleston on Monday in an email to supporters. 

“I've run a multi-million dollar non-profit organization and been a small business owner. I worked with Mayor Joe Riley, led community efforts in Charleston, and I'm a mother and grandmother,” Deerin said. “All of this has prepared me to take the reins at this pivotal point in Charleston's history and to help make Charleston an even greater city.”

A press release by Deerin stated that she fought to create new opportunities by helping win approval for Charleston Place, which spurred economic development in our city. Deerin has called the Charleston area home for nearly 40 years. She first became involved in city politics working on Joe Riley's first mayoral race forty years ago. 

In 2011, she served as his campaign manager in his final election. Deerin lives in West Ashley, is a member of the LGBT community and has two adult children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons.

Deerin released the following statement on Monday: 

Ginny Deerin, a small businesswoman and community leader who also ran Mayor Joe Riley's last campaign, announced her candidacy for Mayor of Charleston today in an email to supporters.  If elected, Ginny would become the first female mayor in Charleston's history. 

“I've run a multi-million dollar non-profit organization and been a small business owner. I worked with Mayor Joe Riley, led community efforts in Charleston, and I'm a mother and grandmother,” Deerin said. “All of this has prepared me to take the reins at this pivotal point in Charleston's history and to help make Charleston an even greater city.”

Working with Mayor Riley and as a leader in her own right, Ginny has rolled up her sleeves to strengthen our city. She fought to create new opportunities by helping win approval for Charleston Place, which spurred economic development in our city. After Hurricane Hugo hit, she was a leader in the citizen response operation—recruiting volunteers and ensuring that housebound citizens received provisions and debris was cleared.

Ginny founded and ran WINGS for Kids, which she started in Charleston and has grown to 10 programs in 3 states. It was so successful, it was brought into public schools as an afterschool program.  Under Ginny's leadership WINGS was recognized as one of the best-managed organizations in South Carolina.  WINGS has served over 2,000 children in Charleston. 


Visit Ginny for Mayor Campaign Website: GinnyDeerin.com

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