Jason Branham to run for County Council

From The New Irmo News

Jason Branham, longtime resident and current Richland County Planning Commission Chairman, will run for Richland County Council in District 1 in the upcoming Republican primary on June 14, 2022.

Branham stated, “As a family man, it is important to me to have a county government that listens and addresses the needs of my family and my neighbors. The citizens of Richland County deserve respect and quality service from their government. My love for this area and prior experience dealing with our county officials has fueled me to run for County Council.”

“On County Council, I will strive to bring a new era of competence, communication, and care into the role. I am a man who identifies important objectives and works diligently to reach them. It’s time to elect public servants that care enough to ‘do their homework’, to show up, and to advocate for what they believe is in the best interests of its people,” Branham adds.

Branham will work closely with constituents and other council members to ensure Richland County Council operates on sound information, listens to its citizens, and openly explains its actions. He is committed to being a good steward when it comes to how tax dollars are spent. Smart, well-researched investments in local infrastructure are a top priority for Branham and for the well-being of District 1 families.


  1. Albert R. Godown says

    It’s encouraging to see a candidate for office consider their decisions are based on what is best for their family and community versus what is best for their political aspirations. When you are making decisions for your community it has to come with the same level of responsibility as if you, actually, have your own household’s well-being in mind. Not to be confused with self-gratification, but instead with overall gratification of your constituents Too many times we vote on the rhetoric we hear versus the past actions of the person speaking. I’m tired of seeing politician’s who’s only accomplishment in life is that they fooled enough voters to elect them, only to compromise their promises.

    I hope to see others challenge those in other Districts as well as our State and Federal offices, as Mr. Branham has in his.

  2. I think that anyone who holds a Chairmanship or Assistant Chairmanship on a County Council Commission should have to resign if they want to be run for election to serve on the Richland County Council Commission. That seems too cozy for my liking. Just look at the mess the Town of Irmo is currently dealing with because of the “coziness” of grant awards program. All this could have been handled in a way that does not make citizens have to file Freedom of Information applications to find out just what the heck is going on with the two “gentlemen” who would not answer questions by the town mayor that town citizens had requested he ask for them. Just to cozy.
    Beth Bray
    16 Crown Point Ct.
    Irmo, SC 29063