Kennedy files for District 41

WINNSBORO – Fred Kennedy, 65, of Winnsboro has filed to run for the House of Representatives, District 41, the seat currently held by MaryGail Douglas.

A member of the United Citizens Party, Kennedy said his platform for the office is aimed at building up the Fairfield community, to improve housing and help people get jobs. He said that is also his goal in his work through his church, Man Up Ministries.

“One of the problems is there is not a father leader in many of our families here in Fairfield. I believe if we can get to the man of the house, we can save the family,” Kennedy said.

“There are some crucial issues that must be addressed in this community,” Kennedy said. “And you have to be a part of the community, to really know what people need, if you are going to help them. I grew up in this community. I live here, and I believe I can help my fellow community members.”

A retired truck driver, Kennedy works for a construction company under the South Carolina Housing Authority that provides home maintenance and equipment (new roofs, floor repairs, heating and air conditioning units, etc.) for homeowners who make less than $20,000 annually and who can’t otherwise afford them.

“We help provide those things,” Kennedy said. “That’s what I want to do for the people of Fairfield County who need a helping hand. Help them get what they need.” He said he wants to see the county and its people prosper.

Kennedy is the father of two adult children. His daughter Chrishonda Baker is a computer science teacher at Fairfield Central High School. His son, Kenard, is a truck driver.

Kennedy is running against Annie McDaniel who won the Democratic primary last month over Douglas.