COLUMBIA — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has added an experienced Orangeburg political operative as deputy state director.
Reggie Abraham is a native of Orangeburg and worked extensively in local politics with the Orangeburg County Democratic Party and the South Carolina Democratic Party in addition to serving as the campaign coordinator for Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
In 2016, Abraham worked for Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Ohio, ending the campaign as deputy field director in Georgia. In his South Carolina role, Abraham took the lead for outreach to historically black colleges and universities.
Most recently, Abraham served as statewide political coordinator for Stacey Abrams' campaign for governor in Georgia and political constituency director for the Georgia Coordinated Campaign.
The California senator's presidential campaign also announced Wednesday that Anne Bailey is Harris' state organizing director.
Bailey is a native of Anderson. She is a longtime field operative, joining the Harris campaign from NARAL Pro-Choice America. Most recently, she served as the national field director, developing a strategy that grew membership by 460 percent in eight months via field canvassing and digital acquisition.
Bailey formerly worked as campaign marketing director for Winning Connections, a firm devoted to telephone voter contact and grassroots advocacy. In the role, she was named the firm's representative to the South Carolina Democratic Party.
Harris has made three trips to South Carolina since launching her campaign. Last weekend, she held several town hall meetings focused on rural issues.