The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus hereby proudly endorses Jose Villa to represent District 4 in the South Carolina State Senate.
Jose Villa was raised in a bilingual Mexican-American household, and has called South Carolina home for two decades. In that time he has worked tirelessly as an electrician, construction worker and craftsman. As a result of his multifaceted background and insight into Mexican and American life, he can provide an effective counterbalance to self-serving politics in South Carolina.
District 4 represents parts of Abbeville, Anderson and Greenwood Counties in South Carolina’s Piedmont region. Residents of Hispanic or Latinx descent make up just shy of 6% of these three counties’ populations combined, and the community is severely underrepresented at the local political level.
This is Jose’s first major foray into the political realm, and he ran uncontested in the Democratic primary. Yet the issues that he wants to tackle have long hung heavily over South Carolinians who want change in their state: immigration, criminal justice, healthcare and economic invigoration, to name a few. In a state that ranks 46th nationwide in criminal justice, 36th in healthcare and 43rd in education, the change that Jose aims to bring is paramount to the state’s future.
As State Senator for District 4 the onus would rest on Jose Villa to reinvigorate this economically diverse district, with its core industries ranging from agriculture and manufacturing to life science. This is no easy task, but as the child of immigrants Jose is no stranger to challenges. We, the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus, have full faith in his plan for South Carolina and are proud to endorse him.
You can learn more about Jose Villa and his plan for District 4 at https://joseforscsenate.com/