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Lessie Price elected as SCDP 1st Vice Chair

posted Apr 30, 2017, 1:05 PM by Ocdp Web
Columbia, SC – A member of the Aiken City Council for nearly three decades, Lessie Price has served as the Council’s Mayor Pro Tempore and as President of the Municipal Association of South Carolina, representing 270 towns and cities.  She has worked on economic development, workforce training, the arts, health care, education, juvenile justice, eldercare, financial services, and energy and environmental issues.  She works at AECOM (formerly URS) as Manager of Community Relations & Government Affairs.  Lessie is a member of many boards, and is a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

“I am honored to be entrusted with this responsibility,” Price said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do in South Carolina to put Democrats in positions to win. As the first woman elected to a citywide council seat in Aiken, I know a few things about earning votes. I’m excited to put that experience to work for Democrats throughout South Carolina.”

Outgoing SCDP First Vice Chair Kaye Koonce said, “I am pleased to congratulate Lessie on her election as First Vice Chair.  The challenge of rebuilding our State Party requires a dedicated team of officers and staff, and the help and guidance of the First Vice Chair is essential for the success of any Chair.  It has been a great privilege to assist Jaime over the past four years.  I look forward to watching Lessie and the entire SCDP team move our Party forward to elect more Democrats!”