Dorchester County, S.C. - Dorchester County Councilwoman Harriet Holman celebrated the one-year anniversary of her decision to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party, a move that contributed to every seat on the Dorchester County Council being held by Republicans. Holman, an African American who won her election last year, took to social media to mark the occasion.
"On this day one year ago after prayer and consultation with family, friends, and constituents, I decided to leave the Democratic Party and run for re-election as a Republican," Holman wrote. "Over the past year, I have been humbled by the overwhelming support I have experienced from great Americans all across our country."
Holman went on to express gratitude for the trust placed in her by the people of District One, who re-elected her, and for the unanimous Republican County Council. She also expressed optimism about the future, writing, "The best is yet to come!"
Holman's decision to switch parties was significant, as she contributed to the party holding every seat on the council. Her move also drew attention to the political diversity within the African American community and the complex motivations that underlie party affiliations.
While some have criticized Holman's decision to switch parties, she has maintained that it was the right choice for her and for her constituents. As she celebrates the one-year anniversary of her decision, Holman remains committed to working for the people of Dorchester County and to advancing policies that she believes will promote growth and opportunity in the community.