For Immediate Release
August 5, 2016

Matthew Ellison


Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Democratic Party is delighted to announce the hiring of Alycia Albergottie as South Carolina State Director of Hillary for America.  Ms. Albergottie is a native of Columbia, SC and grew up at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  She is a graduate of Allen University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
SCDP Chair Jaime Harrison said, "Alycia's hiring by Hillary Clinton's campaign is great news.  It reaffirms the campaign's commitment to a 50-state strategy to strengthen our party in every corner of the country.  With a state director as skilled and experienced as Alycia at the helm, South Carolina may just shock the world in November.  Regardless, the Clinton campaign's investment in our state this year will earn dividends for years to come."
Ms. Albergottie is passionate about being a change agent in her community and has worked on several political campaigns from national, statewide, regional and citywide races including the Obama campaign in 2012 and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s reelection campaign in 2013.  Ms. Albergottie currently serves as the 1st Vice Chair of the Richland County Democratic Party and was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. 

Her extensive political experience also includes:

2016 Young Democrats of the Central Midlands Member

2015 Alternate Executive Committeewoman for the Richland County Democratic Party

2014 Volunteer Vincent Sheehan for Governor Campaign

2013 South Carolina Democratic Party Top 50 African American Trailblazer Award Recipient

2013 Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress Regional Field Director

2013 National Committeewoman for South Carolina for the National Young Democrats

2013 Organizing for Action (OFA) South Carolina State Lead

2013 Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) South Carolina State Lead

2012 – 2016 South Carolina Young Democrats

2011 Volunteer for Obama for America Campaign 

Previously, she worked as a Program Coordinator at the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships (SCACAP), a statewide non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to help low-income people and families achieve economic stability and improve their lives.