From staff reports
State Senator Mia McLeod, a Democratic candidate for Governor, has chosen Beaufort’s Mayra Rivera-Vazquez as her Voter and Political Engagement Director.
“I am pleased to announce the hiring of Mayra Rivera-Vazquez,” Sen. McLeod said in a release. “Mayra has a wealth of experience, and I’m so proud to have her on my team. I am committed to continuing to staff my campaign with South Carolinians who represent the diversity of our state.”
Rivera-Vazquez, a Beaufort resident and Puerto Rico native, is a mother, organizer, and a longtime fixture in the community. As the former chair of the Beaufort County Democratic Party and a 2017 Clyburn Fellow, she brings more than a decade of experience to McLeod’s team.
“Bringing in staffers who live in our communities and understand the issues important to everyday South Carolinians is a vital part of our campaign culture. Mayra’s passion and experience make her the best candidate for the job, and I look forward to working with her to activate a statewide coalition for the best candidate in this race,” campaign advisor Heidi Johnson-Young said.
Rivera-Vazquez will oversee the campaign’s political outreach and implement its statewide field strategy.
“This upcoming election is about leadership, Senator McLeod is the leader we need to bring our people together and make South Carolina a place where everyone can thrive,” Rivera-Vazquez said. “I am honored and humbled to join this extraordinary team and excited to fight for the values and issues that Senator McLeod championed throughout her political career.”