FLORENCE, S.C. — Presidential candidate Tom Steyer will pay a visit to the Pee Dee this weekend.

Steyer will appear for a town hall in Florence and a meet-and-greet at the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville on Saturday, according to his campaign website.

The meet-and-greet event, to be hosted by the Darlington County Democratic Women’s Council, is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Jerusalem Baptist Church at 327 S. Sixth St. in Hartsville.



Later Saturday, Steyer will hold a town hall at Seminar Brewing located at 551 West Lucas St in Florence. The town hall is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.

Steyer is also scheduled to appear at a leadership luncheon on Thursday in Kingstree. The luncheon is scheduled for 1 p.m. at 200 Hampton Ave.

Steyer announced his campaign on July 9, 2019.

In 2012, Steyer sold his stake in and retired from Farallon Capital. After retiring, he launched NextGen America, a nonprofit organization supporting progressive positions on several issues.

Steyer is the founder and former co-senior-managing-partner of Farallon Capital. Farallon manages $20 billion in capital for institutions and high-net-worth people.

He is also the co-founder of Onecalifornia Bank, which through a merger became Beneficial State Bank. The bank is a community development bank based in Oakland, California.

Since 1986, he has been a partner at Hellman & Friedman, a San Francisco private equity firm.

Steyer was born and raised in New York City. He attended the Buckley School and Phillips Exeter Academy. Steyer graduated from Yale with degrees in economics and political science. He also has an MBA from Stanford.

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I cover the city of Florence, the county of Florence, the state legislative delegation of Florence County and surrounding areas, and the federal delegation representing the Pee Dee for the Morning News.

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