The following endorsements do not imply support by any group or organization.
President, SC Pride
“I feel as though Dylan has new ideas for our city’s growth and equality needs,” March said.
Jeff March is a business owner, fighter for equality for all, and the President of SC Pride. March has helped accelerate SC by amplifying many issues such as equal opportunity in employment, equal treatment in the military, and the monitoring of hate crimes by law enforcement.
Local Activist and Political Consultant
“Dylan is the only candidate who has produced a relevant plan of action, proving he has the vision needed for the future of our city,” Spaulding said. “Dylan is running for the right reasons!”
Breanna Spaulding is an independent consultant and local activist who is passionate about common sense solutions, especially in the arena of healthcare policy and legislation.
USC Student Leader
“Dylan Gunnels is the only At-Large candidate who can bring the City, the University, and students together for a brighter future for all.”
Lyric Swinton has been involved on campus in countless ways, ranging from many positions in Student Government to speaking about her experiences as a first-generation college student and overcoming related struggles as the only undergraduate speaker at the TEDxUofSC event held last October. She was also recently named a Forbes Under 30 Scholar, and Will represent USC at the Forbes Under 30 Summit this year.
The Bridge Path SC, Fouder/CEO
“I’ll be voting for Dylan Gunnels for City Council At-Large on November 5th. Dylan is an effective advocate for social justice, economic opportunity, and gender and racial equity. He’s personal and engaging and genuinely committed to all citizens within the city of Columbia.”
Cynthia Watson is the Founder/CEO of The Bridge Path SC, a reentry transformation initiative for those experiencing substance abuse, homelessness, and former incarceration. Cynthia is a major activist in the city of Columbia with a focus on accessibility for every population. She also serves the community with organizations that advocate for improved infrastructure across the city.
Former Richland County Councilwoman
“Dylan combines compassion for his community with a pro business outlook, that would grow small businesses in Columbia — something that is sorely needed. He understands that the city and the county must work together with a vision to attract commerce to our region. He has a fresh and practical approach to public safety and future growth.”
Val Hutchinson is a former Richland County Councilwoman, a Master Gardener, and chair of the Friends of the Children’s Garden.