Rep. Justin Bamberg, D-Bamberg, has announced that he is running for re-election.
“I’m running to serve another term in the State House. My record shows that I fight for the people of Bamberg, Barnwell and Colleton counties. I hope to win another term so I can continue fighting for them,” Bamberg said.
Bamberg, an attorney, was first elected to represent House District 90 in 2014.
Bamberg helped secure nearly $9 million in funding for a new, 24-hour emergency room to serve Bamberg and Barnwell counties, which went for more than five years without an adequate emergency medical facility.
Bamberg worked to bring in over $1 million in grant funding for local sewer and water system improvements in the City of Denmark. He supported other local projects, like the splash pad youth water attraction in Denmark and replacing the decades old Colleton County Library Book Mobile.
Bamberg says he’s an advocate of economic development and supports efforts to attract talented individuals and growing businesses to House District 90.
He introduced the Rural Revitalization Act, which aims to encourage public school teachers, public legal assistance attorneys, licensed healthcare professionals and honorably discharged veterans to live and work in rural, high-poverty counties by exempting them from state income taxes for five years.
Bamberg said he champions new businesses forming in and moving to the area, including Black Water Barrels. A leading bourbon barrel manufacturing company, Black Water Barrels plans to invest over $3 million and hire upwards of 60 people in Bamberg County.
In his time in office, Bamberg has called for adequate and equitable government support for all South Carolinians. He said he continues to support more funding for public education, state employee pay, local governments and transportation infrastructure.
Bamberg says he also supports South Carolina investing more resources in rural parts of the state.