Coker College Professor Mal Hyman announces run for U.S. Congress
Coker College Professor of Sociology Mal Hyman announced his run for the Democratic nomination for South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District on Thursday, Feb. 11, at at the Coker College Music Recital Hall.
His campaign will focus on common sense for the common good, with emphasis on Congress investing more in America in an effort to create more jobs, opportunity, security and sustainability.
Hyman has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to education, including 28 years at Coker College, numerous public schools, a medium security men’s prison and the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. In his time at Coker, he has coordinated forums on a number of public interest topics such as ethnic harmony, homelessness, globalization, sustainable energy and police procedures. He has worked for human rights around the world, including in Mexico, Nicaragua, the West Bank, El Salvador, Cuba and Colombia.
Hyman received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his M.A. from the University of California, Riverside. He is a resident of Hartsville along with his wife, Carole Holloway, an attorney for the Department of Social Services. He has two daughters, Geneva, a nurse, and Nicole a student at Furman.
South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District includes the counties of Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marlboro, Marion and parts of Florence and Lee counties.