Ott Makes it Official; Announces Campaign for Senate Seat

Ott Says he is Farmer and a Businessman and will Serve as a Workhorse, not a Show Horse

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Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, lifelong South Carolinian and  State Representative, Russell Ott, announced his candidacy for  State Senate District 26.  The district includes portions of Calhoun, Lexington, and Richland Counties. It is currently held by longtime State Senator Nikki Setzler, who announced his retirement in January after serving for 47 years. 

The announcement took place at noon at the South Carolina Statehouse, where Ott has served as the State Representative serving Calhoun, Orangeburg, and Lexington Counties since 2013.

“I will fight for issues that matter most to the people of District 26 – a government that works for, not against you: a strong economy, good paying jobs, safer streets, supporting public education, and upgrading our roads and infrastructure,” exclaimed Ott. “As a farmer and a public servant, I will dedicate myself to finding common-sense policy solutions to help alleviate the growing cost of living for average South Carolinians – by implementing government reform and increasing transparency to keep more money in your pockets.”

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