Chas, SC- Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has been named the 2014 recipient of the Marjorie Amos-Frazier Pacesetter Award for lasting civic and humanitarian contributions, according to F. Renee Gaters, Esq., award selection chairman. First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley is serving an unprecedented tenth term.
The award, named in honor of the late Marjorie Amos-Frazier (1926-2010), the first woman, African-American and non-legislator elected to the South Carolina Public Service Commission in 1980, will be presented to Mayor Riley at the Blue Jamboree from 1:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 27
, at The Jenkins Institute in North Charleston. The award is sponsored by West Ashley Democrats, the Blue Jamboree by the Charleston County Democratic Party. For information visit: scbluejamboree.com.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will keynote the Blue Jamboree. Granholm is a spokesperson for Ready for Hillary, a nationwide effort urging a presidential campaign by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Ready for Hillary bus will be stationed at the event.
The entire slate of 2014 Democratic Party candidates including Jim Clyburn, Vincent Sheheen, Bakari Sellers, and state Party officials are scheduled to speak at the Blue Jamboree which also features entertainment, food and beverage vendors, and voter registration.
Blue Jam 2014 is shaping up to be an amazing event. we will have a number of great local organizations on site along with the Ready for Hillary Bus!
We have an amazing list of speakers lined up as well:
Former Governor Jennifer Granholm - Special Guest Speaker
State Senator Brad Hutto and Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson - US Senate Candidates
State Senator Vincent Sheheen - Governor Candidate
Rep. Bakari Sellers - Lt. Governor Candidate
Ginny Deerin - Secretary of State Candidate
Tom Thompson - Superintendent of Education Candidate
Rep. Robert Brown, Rep. David Mack, former Rep. Vida Miller, Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, Mary Tinkler - State Representative Candidates
Patrick Bell - RMC Candidate
Council Chairman Teddie Pryor, Councilwoman Anna Johnson - Charleston County Council Candidates
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