Business leaders endorse Jay Kilmartin for State House

Local small businesses have chosen their candidate for the open seat in State House District 85 covering Chapin and Irmo in Lexington County in the June 14th Republican Primary. Those businesses have endorsed Conservative Republican businessman Jay Kilmartin. The endorsements launched the Small Business Coalition for Kilmartin.

“I am thankful for the support of these important local leaders who have the pulse of everyday citizens,” said Kilmartin. “Small businesses face the trials of surviving every day and the obstacles faced during the COVID-19 era on top of the failed policies of the Biden administration. I am honored to join these businesses to lead a South Carolina comeback.”

Coalition Chairman John Eckstrom of Carolina Business Equipment was excited to endorse Kilmartin:

“Jay has not only been successfully running his three businesses, he has also been an advocate for others,” Eckstrom added “Jay understands the plight businesses face on a daily basis and knows the policies which will get the government off of our backs.”

Co-Chair Suzanne Zelling of Caring Healthcare, Inc. added that “Jay not only knows how to create a successful business climate, he has also been a pillar in the community, giving countless time to community causes. Jay will also work tirelessly to ensure our businesses will not suffer job-killing shutdowns ever again.”

These are the local businesses who have joined together to endorse Jay Kilmartin:

Carolina Business Equipment

Burgin Roofing Services

Eggs Up Grill

Alodia’s Cucina Italiana

Wingard’s Market

Zorba’s Greek Restaurant

Lake Murray Hardware and Outdoors

Flight Deck Restaurant

Caring Healthcare, Inc.

The Peanut Man

Stanick Sheet Metal and Roofing

Steve’s Classic Burgers

North Lake Automotive


B’s Restaurant and Sports Pub

Columbia Dental

Momma Rabbit’s Nibbles and Sips

Shady Grove Construction

Willie Jewell’s BBQ

Palmetto Wildlife Extractors

Palmetto Payroll

Mosteller Design

Kings’ Furniture Revival

Carolina Restoration and Renovation

Benjy’s Custom Knives

Mystic Wood

Watford Tile

Palmetto Wildlife Extractors

Good Guys Garage

Whetzel’s Automotive

McKnight’s Tree Service

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Kilmartin invited more businesses and citizens to join his grassroots movement to elect a conservative outsider:

“The response to having a true conservative who will not back down once in office has created an amazing, positive response. Please continue to assist in building our team and learning more about our campaign by visiting”