Jay Kilmartin for State House Campaign Kickoff draws packed house

State Rep. RJ May endorses Kilmartin

A capacity crowd packed into Alodia’s Cucina Italiana of Irmo to kickoff Conservative Republican Businessman Jay Kilmartin’s campaign for State House District 85 to replace retiring Rep. Chip Huggins. The event took place on Monday night, May 9th.

Kilmartin was introduced by his wife Elizabeth and he thanked her in return:

“I would not be able to (run for state house) without Elizabeth,” Kilmartin said while he also added that they came to the decision to run for the seat after a week of prayer about it.

Kilmartin also received the endorsement of Lexington County State Rep. RJ May (R-District 88). May is the Vice Chairman of the newly instituted State House Freedom Caucus:

“I know (Jay Kilmartin) will be our ally in the fight for liberty and he will be an ally in defending the constitution,” May said.

“It has been thrilling to have the support of RJ May and other members of the Freedom Caucus,” Kilmartin said of the endorsement. Kilmartin added “if given the opportunity to serve by the voters of Chapin and Irmo, I would be honored to join the Freedom Caucus. I’m going down to Columbia to fight for District 85. I’m going down there to be a conservative.”

The campaign also announced an upcoming meet and greet at the Yacht Cove Clubhouse on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30pm. The free event is located at 109 Shoreline Drive, Columbia.

For more information on Kilmartin’s campaign for the June 14th Republican Primary, please visit www.JayforHouse85.com. Absentee voting begins on Monday, May 16th.