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2013–2014 Legislative Guide

Keeping in touch with your elected officials in Columbia and Washington, D.C., has never been easier thanks to this special keepsake edition of South Carolina Living. In the following pages you will find contact information for all federal and state officeholders. We extend our grateful appreciation to South Carolina’s lawmakers for their cooperation in the creation of this directory. 20 South Carolina’s U.S. Senators and House Members 22 South Carolina Executive Branch 24 The General Assembly, Senators 28 The General Assembly, House Members

How to use this guide

Each legislator’s name is followed by his or her district number and the counties he or she serves, along with contact information. State Senators are housed on the state capitol grounds in the Gressette Building. State Representatives are in the Blatt Building. All information is current as of Dec. 20, 2012, but is subject to change without notice.

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Decisions made in Columbia and Washington, D.C., have a big impact on your power bill. Learn more about nine issues on the horizon that could result in higher utility costs.

18 Dialogue: Rules of engagement

Keeping in touch with federal and state lawmakers is one of the most important ways electric cooperatives look out for their members.

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charge a cell phone or surf the Internet, we use electricity. Most people don’t think about where their ­electricity comes from—they flip the switch, the light goes on, end of story. But at your local electric cooperative, there is a lot of work that goes into making sure that reliable, affordable power is always there when you need it. Your monthly residential electricity bill reflects the cost of three major components: the cost to produce the electricity (generation), the cost of shipping the electricity from the power plant to the substation in your community (transmission) and the cost of delivering the electricity to your home (distribution). Of the three elements, your local electric cooperative really has control over only the distribution costs. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and in Columbia have a lot to say about the other two components, and the decisions they make can have major ramifications for your monthly statement. That’s why your cooperative keeps a close eye on the legislative, regulatory and legal issues of the entire utility industry. Here are some of the issues we’re following on behalf of co-op members.

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Federal issues to watch in 2013 BY Michael HACKER

EPA regulations

Nearly 70 percent of the electricity distrib­ uted by co-ops in South Carolina is generated by coal-fired power plants, and a series of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regula­ tions dubbed the “War on Coal” could have dramatic effects on future power bills. The EPA regulations place strict new envi­ ronmental controls on coal-powered ­generating plants, and the cost of complying with these rules is already forcing some facilities to close. In October, Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility that generates most of the power distributed by your co-op, announced the closure of its infre­ quently used Conway and Moncks Corner gen­ erating plants. Progress Energy announced the shutdown of its plant near Hartsville, and South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. has announced plans to shut down six coal-fired generating units in South Carolina by 2018. These plants supply a small part of the power delivered by your cooperative, but over time, EPA regulations may affect more plants, raising your family’s electricity bills and hurting the bottom line of countless small businesses. Coalfired power plants are currently one of the most cost-effective ways to make electricity, and if they are regulated out of existence, your electricity rates will rise because more expensive sources of energy will have to take their place. This is not to suggest that co-ops oppose all environmental regulations. On the contrary,

since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, electric cooperatives have reduced air pollution significantly and air quality has improved. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions have been nearly eliminated by the use of advanced pollu­ tion-control technologies, more efficient plants and cleaner-burning fuels. The last major revision to the Clean Air Act happened 20 years ago. Cooperatives support updating these laws so we can reduce powerplant emissions more quickly and economically than we can under current rules. Co-ops also are working with Congress to enact legislation that will address these objectives while balancing America’s energy, environmental and economic needs.

Railroad shipping costs

If you’ve ever been stopped at a railroad cross­ ing in South Carolina, that long procession of cargo cars passing in front of your windshield was probably filled with coal. Our state imports all of the coal used to generate our electricity, and railcars arrive every day (and night) from the coal-rich state of Kentucky. Shipping costs have exploded in the last decade, driving up the cost of electricity for South Carolina ratepayers and small businesses during the worst recession since the 1930s. A recent Department of Energy (DOE) study shows that coal transportation costs have risen 50 percent in the last 10 years. The lack of competition among the major railroads is the culprit. The number of major rail­ roads operating in the United States has shrunk dramatically, from 40 in 1980 to only seven today. Because there’s little competition, the rail­ roads are squeezing their customers, essentially saying pay up, or else. To make matters worse, railroads are virtually exempt from enforcement

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of the federal antitrust laws. The only other entity that enjoys such broad immunity is Major League Baseball. Unless Congress steps in to make sure there is fairness, railroads will continue to squeeze their customers, and the end users—South Carolina ratepayers—will be the ones paying the freight.

Coal ash regulations

Coal ash is a natural byproduct produced when you generate electricity by burning coal. For more than 50 years, coal ash has been treated as solid waste, with nearly half of it recycled into everyday products such as cement, roof shingles, asphalt and drywall. The EPA is proposing to reclassify coal ash as “hazardous waste.” Such an extreme change would mean that it could no longer be recycled, and a perfectly useful byproduct would be moth­ balled for no good reason. Power plants would lose the income derived from the sale of coal ash and face higher costs for storage and disposal under cumbersome hazardous waste rules. If the EPA takes this radical step, you will see your monthly bill tick upward.

Regulation of water heaters

For more than 20 years, electric cooperatives in South Carolina and across the nation have run an innovative program that uses water heaters to keep electricity bills low. Approximately 120,000 South Carolina co-op members have agreed to install a switch that cuts electricity to their water heaters during peak demand periods when power costs sky­ rocket. With the right high-capacity water heater (typically 55 to 80 gallons), consumers still have plenty of hot water when they need it, and they see significant savings on their power bills. These homeowners aren’t the only ones who benefit. By lowering total system demand during peak hours, the water heater program lowers electric rates for all co-op consumers statewide. It also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emis­ sions from power plants supplying the electricity. Unfortunately, the Department of Energy has adopted new water heater standards—sched­ uled to go into effect in 2015—that would effec­ tively ban the high-capacity units that make the program work. In order to save this extremely

Like a monster in a bad horror movie, the idea of taxing energy is a terrible idea that just won’t die. successful load-management program, electric co-ops are urging DOE to create a new appliance category for grid-connected, large-capacity water heaters.

Energy taxes

Like a monster in a bad horror movie, the idea of taxing energy is a terrible idea that just won’t die. Every time you think it’s dead, it seems to come back to life. In the latest sequel, it’s called a “carbon tax,” and once again, some lawmakers are suggesting it will protect the environment and help reduce our national debt. The “carbon” in carbon tax stands for carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring gas produced by trees, volcanoes, hot springs and from the com­ bustion of fossil fuels, including coal, natural gas and gasoline. It’s also a greenhouse gas, meaning that in the scientific consensus, it is a significant contributor to global warming. When you tax something, you discourage its use. Some politicians believe that a tax on carbon dioxide will reduce the use of fossil fuels by making energy more expensive. That’s one scliving.coop   | January 2013   |  SOUTH CAROLINA LIVING

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way to think about it. Legendary Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall put it another way when he famously observed that “the power to tax is the power to destroy.” Politicians in Washington tried something similar in 1993 when a “Btu tax” passed the House of Representatives. The bill proposed an energy tax on every fuel source based on its heat content, measured in British thermal units, or Btu. Proponents of the tax argued that the rev­ enues would be used to pay down the national debt and avoid cuts to our military and entitle­ ment programs. Sound familiar? Although the Btu tax died in the U.S. Senate, the idea is still hanging around. The Btu tax and the carbon tax are two sides of the same coin— the Btu proposal sought to tax fossil fuels before they were consumed, while the carbon tax is aimed at the carbon dioxide emissions produced from burning them. Nearly 84 percent of the electricity distrib­ uted by South Carolina co-ops is generated from fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas. Whether it’s called a Btu tax or a carbon tax, any new tax on energy would be missile aimed squarely at the working class. The cost of elec­ tricity and gasoline could skyrocket depending on the amount of the tax. Food prices and trans­ portation costs could go up, and everyday house­ hold items would cost more. While the carbon tax idea keeps hanging around, it doesn’t seem to be moving on a fast track. But it’s something your electric coopera­ tives are watching closely. Should it gain traction, rest assured South Carolina’s electric cooperatives will be on the front lines fighting to protect your pocketbook. Michael Hacker is a Washington, D.C.-based consultant to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

State issues to watch in 2013 BY JOHN FRICK

Renewable energy incentives

Electric cooperatives in South Carolina do not generate electricity. In essence, your electric cooperative is a super-consumer, and, like you, it’s constantly looking for quality and value. For cooperatives, that means balancing three main factors: the reliability of the source, the afford­ ability of the source and the degree to which that source is environmentally responsible. Typically, renewable energy technologies score high on environmental responsibility, but lower on affordability and reliability (renewable tech­ nologies tend to be more expensive than most conventional sources and frequently are unpre­ dictable without an energy-storage system, which adds to the cost). Conventional sources of energy typically score higher on affordability and reli­ ability and lower on environmental responsibility (except for nuclear power, which scores higher on reliability and environmental responsibility but lower on affordability). Cooperatives have looked for opportunities to invest in cost-competitive renewable sources of energy (like our Green Power program) and in research and educational efforts on renewable sources of energy (like offshore wind research and our Solar Schools program). While these sources of renewable energy continue to develop and move toward cost competitiveness, coop­ eratives in South Carolina have focused most of their efforts on helping their members use

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energy more efficiently. Investing in increased efficiency provides the most “bang for the buck” for consumers when measured across all three factors. It is important that our elected officials make wise choices with regard to our policies on renewable energy sources and avoid any attempt to force consumers or generators of ­electricity to invest in one source or another. Weighing the three competing factors to derive the best value to consumers in a time of unprecedented uncertainty is difficult enough without the added constraint of regulations that favor certain sources over others. As technology and federal energy policy develop, the forecast for generation sources will begin to crystallize in ways that will allow energy consumers to make informed and reliable choices about where and how to invest their resources.

Election of Public Service Commissioners

South Carolina has a unique and innovative method by which its public utilities are regu­ lated. At the heart of the system is a Public Service Commission, which is subject to the judicial codes of conduct, is rigorously screened and is elected by members of the General Assembly. All of South Carolina’s electric-service provid­ ers are regulated by geography. Whether you get your electricity from a city, from an elec­ tric cooperative, from our state’s Public Service Authority (commonly called Santee Cooper) or from an investor-owned utility, your provider’s ability to serve is based upon where you live. Each of these entities must also answer to a higher authority based upon how it is formed. For a city system, the council elected by the citi­ zens who live in the city is ultimately account­ able for the rates and actions of that system. For Santee Cooper, a board composed of citizens from the counties it serves and the state at large over­ sees its operations. For member-owned electric cooperatives, a board of trustees elected by the members ensures the cooperative is always run the very best it can be. For investor-owned utili­ ties, which may or may not have a connection with our communities or state, the Public Service Commission monitors their actions and policies.

Members of the Public Service Commission are elected by the General Assembly, a process that ensures accountability to the public at large while also providing the opportunity for a thor­ ough examination of candidates in order to find the most qualified people. In 2004, the pursuit of qualified commis­ sioners was further enhanced by the General Assembly’s passage of Act 175. This legislation created the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC), which was charged with intensively screening all candidates for the Public Service Commission according to enhanced statutory qualifications. Now, before any candidate can be voted on by the General Assembly, the PURC, which contains members of the S.C. House, the S.C. Senate and the public at large, must thoroughly vet the person and declare that he or she has the requisite knowl­ edge and demeanor to serve. In addition to creating the enhanced screen­ ing process, Act 175 took the advocacy arm of the Public Service Commission and separated it into the Office of Regulatory Staff, which argues on behalf of the state and utility consumers on all issues that come before the commission. The act also made commissioners subject to the same strict code of ethics to which our state’s judges must adhere. Members of the Public Service Commission make important decisions that affect the rates and rules for investor-owned utilities and serve as leaders in the formulation of our state’s energy policy. Having a well-qualified group of people with expertise on our Public Service Commission affects all electricity consumers in South Carolina, regardless of whether we are directly regulated by their decisions. That makes every election for commissioners an important thing to watch.

Elimination of the sales tax exemption for residential electricity

In November 2011, the S.C. Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit that could change the tax structure in our state. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of the state’s 78 tax exemptions. The court has yet to rule on the matter, and it could decide that some, scliving.coop   | January 2013   |  SOUTH CAROLINA LIVING

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Politics and power

In 1962, it made sense to classify the theft of electricity as a misdemeanor offense. Today, however, many instances of electricity theft occur in the context of much larger criminal enterprises. all or none of the exemptions are forbidden by the constitution. There are myriad exemptions, from groceries to missile-assembly ­materials, but one that would affect everyone is the exemption on electricity sold to residences. The elimination of the sales tax exemption on residential electricity would mean an immedi­ ate increase of between 6 percent and 8 percent on a typical monthly electricity bill. According to the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors, removal of this exemption would mean South Carolinians would pay more than $208 million in new taxes. The prospects for this exemption to be removed by the General Assembly on its own are slim. A bill that would have removed certain tax exemptions was introduced last legislative session and passed the House of Representatives but could not gain enough support to pass the Senate. That bill kept the sales tax exemption for residential electricity intact. The fact that the S.C. Supreme Court has yet to rule on the matter makes it one to watch in 2013, however. If the court were to strike down the residential electricity exemption, the question would then become whether there was enough support in the General Assembly to reinstate it. Absent court action, the exemption is likely safe.

Criminal theft of electricity

In 2012 the General Assembly passed a bill aimed at curbing the theft of copper. It was the fifth year in a row in which copper theft was a topic of legislative action, evidence that it has been costing insurance companies, churches, utilities and, ultimately, each citizen a great deal of money. The bill that passed in 2012 put the finishing 16

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touches on what may be the toughest laws in the United States on the theft of copper. It received tremendous bipartisan support and was the result of the hard work of a group of ­stakeholders, ultimately led by the S.C. Sheriffs Association and representatives of the scrapmetal recyclers industry. It wisely combined tough (but fair) penalties on those who steal, with regulation and record-keeping requirements for those who recycle metals. This multi-year effort was a great victory for the citizens of our state and will hopefully serve as a model for all stakeholders as we approach the next painful intersection between the provision of essential utilities and criminal enterprise: theft of service. It is against the law in our state to steal elec­ tricity, gas or water by bypassing the meter installed by a service provider. This law has been on the books since 1962 and was last amended in 1995 to increase the fines for those convicted. Unfortunately, theft of service is still a misde­ meanor offense, and overworked solicitors may not have the staff to prosecute cases. When the law was written, it made sense to classify the theft of electricity as a misdemeanor offense. It would typically entail only a small amount of electricity, and the cost to ratepay­ ers was likely to be small. Today, however, many instances of electricity theft occur in the context of much larger criminal enterprises. It is an increasingly common occurrence for electric service providers to discover “grow houses” that have circumvented the metering process to avoid paying for the electricity they use while also avoiding detection by authorities. “Grow houses” are homes that use electrically powered light sources to grow marijuana indoors. They hide in plain sight, frequently appearing in nice neigh­ borhoods and using significantly more electricity than an average home. The law as it relates to the theft of electricity simply doesn’t contemplate these more serious instances of theft. This is certainly an issue that will arise in 2013 and one that will hopefully garner the kind of bipartisan and stakeholder support seen on the issue of copper theft. is the vice president of government relations for The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc.

John Frick


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Dialogue

Rules of engagement Every now and again, I like to page

through my well-worn copy of A Giant Step, the memoirs of Clyde T. Ellis, the first general manager (today we’d call him a CEO) of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The book is a terrific firsthand account of the ­political battles in Washington, D.C., during the forma­ tive years of rural electric cooperatives, beginning in the 1930s. Ellis partici­ pated in these events as U.S. represen­ tative from Arkansas (1939 to 1943) and as the chief national advocate for cooperatives from 1943 to 1965. It’s hard to imagine today, but prior to the late 1930s, large chunks of America, including most of South Carolina, didn’t have electricity—or much hope of getting it. It wasn’t cost effective for investor-owned utilities to provide service to rural areas, so in farm communities and small towns, neighbors banded together, pooled their resources and formed not-for-profit electric cooperatives to better their lives. They were building something truly beneficial for their communities and our national economy, so naturally, it didn’t happen without a bruising political fight or three. Even back then, powerful business interests, misguided politicians and uninformed bureaucrats had a habit of blocking progress. While local co-ops were staking poles, hanging transformers and wiring homes, Ellis and a handful of colleagues were working hard in Washington to make sure they had the financing, access to electricity and the regulatory clearance to get the job done. They also made sure Washington heard the voices of the people who are the heart of every cooperative enterprise. Ellis set the standard for principled co-op advocacy, and although the issues have changed over the decades, the need to engage and inform lawmakers remains as impor­ tant as ever. It’s why we produce this Legislative Guide every two years—to help you stay in touch with your elected officials—and why we keep tabs on a wide range of politi­ cal, legal and regulatory issues (see “Politics and power,” 18

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page 11) in Columbia and Washington, D.C. Since 1994, my friend Glenn English has led the national effort to keep power brokers inside the Beltway in tune with co-ops and their members. Glenn signed on with NRECA after 10 terms repre­ senting Oklahoma’s 6th Congressional District, and thanks to his contacts, ­expertise and plainspoken common sense, co-ops have weathered numerous politi­ Glenn English will pass cal storms and emerged leadership of NRECA to Jo Ann Emerson in May. stronger than ever. In May of this year, Glenn will begin a well-earned retirement, and he will do so confident that the legacy of co-op advocacy is in good hands. Incoming CEO Jo Ann Emerson represented Missouri’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she worked closely with electric coopera­ tives. Before becoming a member of Congress, she enjoyed a career in public affairs and grassroots communications. “Advocacy is critical,” she says. “We need to be sure policymakers are continually being informed about who we are and what we do. Each electric co-op benefits from the fact that their membership is from the community— totally engaged from the grassroots level. It is what makes us unique. “The electric co-op was born of necessity,” she contin­ ues, “but it has grown into a reflection of the way we really value doing business in America—person to person, keeping as much investment, talent and decision-making authority in our communities as we can.” Welcome, Jo Ann, and bravo. I don’t think Clyde Ellis could have said it better himself.

President and CEO, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina Mike Couick


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The Senate is composed of two senators from each state, elected by voters, for six-year terms. Under the Constitution, each state is entitled to at least one representative. Additional seats are apportioned on the basis of the state’s population. Congress fixes the size of the House of Representatives, and the procedure of apportioning the number among the states. Each state is appor­ tioned its number of representatives by means of the Department of Commerce’s decennial census. South Carolina has seven representatives elected by voters to serve two-year terms.

ritten in 1787, ratified in 1788 and in opera­ tion since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest-surviving written charter of government. Its first three words—“We the People”—affirm that the government exists to serve its citizens. The supremacy of the people through their elected representatives is recognized in Article I, which creates a Congress consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The position­ ing of Congress at the beginning of the Constitution reaffirms its status as the first branch of the federal government.

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Anderson

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Sumter

Columbia

St. Matthews Aiken

Florence Conway

Georgetown

Orangeburg

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Kingstree

Walterboro

Charleston

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U.S. Senate Lindsey Graham [R] 290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-4001 Phone: (202) 224-5972 Website: lgraham.senate.gov

Tim Scott [R]

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U.S. House First District Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton & Dorchester Cos. Editor’s note: Shortly before deadline, U.S. Rep. Tim Scott [R] accepted an appointment to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint [R], effective Jan. 1, 2013. A special election will be held in early 2013 to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by Scott. For information on the special election, visit scvotes.org. Once Scott’s replacement is sworn in, visit house.gov for complete contact information.

Joe Wilson [R]

Second District Aiken, Barnwell, Lexington, Orangeburg & Richland Cos. 2229 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-4002 Phone: (202) 225-2452 Website: joewilson.house.gov

Jeff Duncan [R]

Third District Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens & Saluda Cos. 116 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-4003 Phone: (202) 225-5301 Website: jeffduncan.house.gov

Mick Mulvaney [R]

Fifth District Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Newberry, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union & York Cos. 1207 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-4005 Phone: (202) 225-5501 Website: mickmulvaney.house.gov

James E. Clyburn [D]

Sixth District Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Florence, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter & Williamsburg Cos. 242 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-3315 Website: jimclyburn.house.gov

Tom Rice [R]

Seventh District Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion & Marlboro Cos. 325 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-9895 Website: tomrice.house.gov

Trey Gowdy [R]

Fourth District Greenville & Spartanburg Cos. 1404 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-4004 Phone: (202) 225-6030 Website: treygowdy.house.gov

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South Carolina Executive Branch GOVERNOR

Nikki R. Haley [R] Governor’s Mansion 800 Richland St. Columbia, 29201 State House, 1st Floor 1205 Pendleton St. Columbia 29201 Phone: (803) 734-2100 Website: scgovernor.com

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Glenn McConnell [R] State House, 1st Floor East Wing PO Box 142 Columbia, 29202 Phone: (803) 734-2080 Website: ltgov.sc.gov

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS S E C RETARY O F STATE

Mark Hammond [R] Edgar Brown Building, Ste. 525 1205 Pendleton St. Columbia, 29201 Phone: (803) 734-2170 Website: scsos.com

TREA S URER

Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. [R] Wade Hampton Office Building PO Box 11778 Columbia, 29211 Phone: (803) 734-2016 Website: treasurer.sc.gov

ATTORNE Y GENERA L

Alan Wilson [R] Rembert Dennis Building 1000 Assembly Street, Room 519 PO Box 11549 Columbia, 29211 Phone: (803) 734-3970 Website: scattorneygeneral.org

CO M P TRO L L ER GENERA L

Richard A. Eckstrom [R] 305 Wade Hampton Office Building 1200 Senate St. Columbia, 29201 Phone: (803) 734-2121 Website: cg.sc.gov

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he South Carolina Executive Department includes the governor, lieutenant governor and seven constitutional officers. All serve four-year terms. The governor is the chief magistrate with supreme executive authority. The lieutenant governor serves as Senate president and assumes the position of governor if the governor is incapacitated. The secretary of state is responsible for the statewide registration of corporations, uniform commercial code interests, business opportunities, employment agencies, trademarks and notaries. The state treasurer is responsible for the receipt, investment and disbursement of all public funds for the state. The attorney general heads the state legal department. The comptroller general is the state’s chief fiscal officer and fiscal watchdog. The superintendent of education leads a system to enable students to become educated, responsible and contributing citizens. The adjutant general heads the state’s military department. The commissioner of agriculture leads a department to foster agriculture.

STATE S U P ER I NTEN D ENT O F E D U C AT I ON

Mick Zais [R]

Rutledge Building 1429 Senate Street Columbia, 29201 Phone: (803) 734-8492 Website: ed.sc.gov

A D J UTANT GENERA L

Maj. Gen. Robert E. “Bob” Livingston Jr. [R] 1 National Guard Rd. Columbia, 29201-4766 Phone: (803) 806-4217 Website: scguard.com

CO M M I S S I ONER O F AGR I C U LTURE

Hugh E. Weathers [R] Wade Hampton Office Building PO Box 11280 Columbia, 29211 Phone: (803) 734-2190 Website: agriculture.sc.gov


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The General Assembly • 2013–2014

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he General Assembly crafts South Carolina state laws and consists of two bodies: the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate. There are 124 members of the S.C. House, who are elected every two years, and 46 members of the S.C. Senate, who are elected every four years concurrent with United States Presidential election. The legislature convenes at the State House in Columbia from the second Tuesday in January until the first Thursday in June unless extended by a vote of both bodies.

South Carolina Senate

Senators are housed in the Gressette Building, Columbia. (H) (C)

Home district office  Columbia office

Dist. No. 3—Anderson Co. (H) 104-A North Ave., Anderson, 29625 Home: (864) 202-8394 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 402 Bus.: (803) 212-6320 Email: SInvComm@scsenate.gov

Paul G. Campbell, Jr. [R]

Dist. No. 44—Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) 150 Loganberry Cir., Goose Creek, 29445 Bus.: (843) 296-1001 Home: (843) 569-0089 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 604 Bus.: (803) 212-6016 Email: PaulCampbell@scsenate.gov

Thomas C. Alexander [R] Dist. No. 1—Oconee & Pickens Cos. (H) 150 Cleveland Dr., Walhalla, 29691 Bus.: (864) 638-2988 Home: (864) 638-2153 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 313 Bus.: (803) 212-6220 Home: (803) 252-0845 Email: SLCIComm@scsenate.gov

George E. “Chip” Campsen III [R]

Karl B. Allen [D]

Raymond E. Cleary III [R]

Sean Bennett [R]

Creighton B. Coleman [D]

Lee Bright [R]

Thomas D. “Tom” Corbin [R]

Dist. No. 7—Greenville Co. (H) 108 Lavinia Ave., Greenville, 29601 Bus.: (864) 235-9049 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 610 Bus.: (803) 212-6040 Email: KarlAllen@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 38—Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) PO Box 1641, Summerville, 29484 Bus.: (843) 821-3009 Home: (843) 821-3352 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 601 Bus.: (803) 212-6116 Email: SeanBennett@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 12—Greenville & Spartanburg Cos. (H) PO Box 589, Roebuck, 29376 Bus.: (864) 587-1800 Home: (864) 576-6742 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 602 Bus.: (803) 212-6008 Email: LeeBright@scsenate.gov

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Dist. No. 43—Beaufort, Charleston & Colleton Cos. (H) 360 Concord St., Ste. 201, Charleston, 29401 Bus.: (843) 722-0123 Home: (843) 886-8454 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 305 Bus.: (803) 212-6340 Email: ChipCampsen@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 34—Charleston, Georgetown & Horry Cos. (H) 3577 Marion Ln., Murrells Inlet, 29576 Bus.: (843) 650-5100 Home: (843) 357-2234 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 610 Bus.: (803) 212-6040 Email: RayCleary@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 17—Chester, Fairfield & York Cos. (H) PO Box 1006, Winnsboro, 29180 Bus.: (803) 635-6884 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 504 Bus.: (803) 212-6032 Email: CreightonColeman@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 5—Greenville & Spartanburg Cos. (H) 1139 Bailey Mill Rd., Travelers Rest, 29690 Bus.: (864) 834-9915 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 501 Bus.: (803) 212-6100 Email: TomCorbin@scsenate.gov


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John E. Courson [R]

Lawrence K. “Larry” Grooms [R]

Ronnie W. Cromer [R]

Robert W. Hayes, Jr. [R]

Tom Davis [R]

Greg Hembree [R]

Michael L. Fair [R]

C. Bradley Hutto [D]

Robert Ford [D]

Darrell Jackson [D]

Chauncey K. Gregory [R]

Kevin L. Johnson [D]

Dist. No. 20—Lexington & Richland Cos. (H) 2934 Wheat St., Columbia, 29205 Home: (803) 256-7853 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 412 Bus.: (803) 212-6250 Email: SEduComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 18—Lexington, Newberry & Union Cos. (H) PO Box 378, Prosperity, 29127 Home: (803) 364-3950 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 311 Bus.: (803) 212-6330 Email: SRulesComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 46—Beaufort & Jasper Cos. (H) PO Drawer 1107, Beaufort, 29901-1107 Bus.: (843) 252-8583 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29201-0142 Room 602 Bus.: (803) 212-6008 Email: TomDavis@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 6—Greenville Co. (H) PO Box 14632, Greenville, 29610 Bus.: (864) 246-4257 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 211 Bus.: (803) 212-6420 Email: MikeFair@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 42—Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) PO Box 21302, Charleston, 29413 Bus.: (843) 813-1777 Home: (843) 852-0777 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 506 Bus.: (803) 212-6124 Home: (803) 798-9220 Email: RobertFord@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 16—Lancaster & York Cos. (H) PO Box 1381, Lancaster, 29721 Bus.: (803) 289-6211 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 606 Bus.: (803) 212-6024 Email: GregGregory@scsenate.gov

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Dist. No. 37—Berkeley & Charleston Cos. (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 203 Bus.: (803) 212-6400 Email: STransComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 15—York Co. (H) 1486 Cureton Dr., Rock Hill, 29732 Bus.: (803) 324-2800 Home: (803) 328-8532 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 410 Bus.: (803) 212-6240 Email: SBIComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 28—Dillon & Horry Cos. (H) PO Box 944, N. Myrtle Beach, 29597 Home: (843) 249-2513 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 604 Bus.: (803) 212-6016 Email: GregHembree@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 40—Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton & Orangeburg Cos. (H) PO Box 1084, Orangeburg, 29116-1084 Bus.: (803) 534-5218 Home: (803) 536-1808 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 510 Bus.: (803) 212-6140 Email: BradHutto@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 21—Richland Co. (H) 608 Motley Rd., Hopkins, 29061 Bus.: (803) 771-0325 Home: (803) 776-6954 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 612 Bus.: (803) 212-6048 Email: DarrellJackson@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 36—Clarendon, Darlington, Florence & Sumter Cos. (H) PO Box 156, Manning, 29102 Home: (803) 435-8117 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 502 Bus.: (803) 212-6108 Email: KevinJohnson@scsenate.gov

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2013–2014 Legislative Guide Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. [R]

John W. Matthews, Jr. [D]

Joel Lourie [D]

J. Thomas McElveen III [D]

Gerald Malloy [D]

J. Yancey McGill [D]

Larry A. Martin [R]

Floyd Nicholson [D]

Shane R. Martin [R]

William H. O’Dell [R]

A. Shane Massey [R]

Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. [R]

Dist. No. 31—Darlington & Florence Cos. (H) 1817 Pineland Ave., Florence, 29501 Bus.: (843) 662-0388 Home: (843) 667-1152 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 111 Bus.: (803) 212-6640 Email: SFinComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 22—Kershaw & Richland Cos. (H) PO Box 6212, Columbia, 29260 Home: (803) 787-5802 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 601 Bus.: (803) 212-6116 Email: JoelLourie@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 29—Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee & Marlboro Cos. (H) 1216 Salem Rd., Hartsville, 29550 Bus.: (843) 339-3000 Home: (843) 332-5533 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 513 Bus.: (803) 212-6172 Email: GeraldMalloy@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 2—Pickens Co. (H) PO Box 247, Pickens, 29671 Bus.: (864) 306-2126 Home: (864) 878-6105 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 101 Bus.: (803) 212-6610 Email: SJudComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 13—Greenville, Spartanburg & Union Cos. (H) 2741 Glenn Springs Rd., Spartanburg, 29302 Home: (864) 804-8499 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 501 Bus.: (803) 212-6100 Email: ShaneMartin@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 25—Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick & Saluda Cos. (H) PO Box 551, Edgefield, 29824 Bus.: (803) 649-6200 Home: (803) 480-0419 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 606 Bus.: (803) 212-6024 Email: ShaneMassey@scsenate.gov

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Dist. No. 39—Berkeley, Calhoun, Colleton, Dorchester & Orangeburg Cos. (H) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202 Home: (803) 829-2383 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 613 Bus.: (803) 212-6056 Email: JohnMatthews@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 35—Kershaw, Lee, Richland & Sumter Cos. (H) PO Box 57, Sumter, 29151 Bus.: (803) 775-1263 Home: (803) 778-0597 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 508 Bus.: (803) 212-6132 Email: ThomasMcElveen@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 32—Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry & Williamsburg Cos. (H) 601 Longstreet St., Kingstree, 29556 Bus.: (843) 355-7217 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 508 Bus.: (803) 212-6132 Email: YanceyMcGill@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 10—Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick & Saluda Cos. (H) 527 Bryte St., Greenwood, 29649 Bus.: (864) 388-8377 Home: (864) 223-9460 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 608 Bus.: (803) 212-6000 Email: FloydNicholson@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 4—Abbeville, Anderson & Greenwood Cos. (H) PO Box 540, Ware Shoals, 29692 Bus.: (864) 861-2222 Home: (864) 943-0905 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 303 Bus.: (803) 212-6350 Home: (803) 252-0845 Email: SGenComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 14—Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union & York Cos. (H) PO Box 742, Gaffney, 29342 Bus.: (864) 489-9994 Home: (864) 489-3766 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 213 Bus.: (803) 212-6430 Email: SMediComm@scsenate.gov


Connecting cooperative members to South Carolina Lawmakers

s.c. Senate

Clementa C. Pinckney [D]

Vincent A. Sheheen [D]

Luke A. Rankin [R]

Paul Thurmond [R]

Glenn G. Reese [D]

Ross Turner [R]

John L. Scott, Jr. [D]

Daniel B. “Danny” Verdin III [R]

Nikki G. Setzler [D]

Kent M. Williams [D]

Katrina Shealy [R]

Thomas R. “Tom” Young, Jr. [R]

Dist. No. 45—Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper Cos. (H) PO Box 507, Ridgeland, 29936 Bus.: (843) 726-6019 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 512 Bus.: (803) 212-6148 Email: ClementaPinckney@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 33—Horry Co. (H) 201 Beaty St., Conway, 29526 Bus.: (843) 248-2405 Home: (843) 626-6269 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 205 Bus.: (803) 212-6410 Email: SEthicsComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 11—Spartanburg Co. (H) 507 Fagan Dr., Lake Bowen, Inman, 29349 Bus.: (864) 585-1956 Home: (864) 592-2984 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 502 Bus.: (803) 212-6108 Email: GlennReese@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 19—Richland Co. (H) 215 Elmont Dr., Columbia, 29203 Bus.: (803) 733-5176 Home: (803) 786-2373 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 612 Bus.: (803) 212-6048 Email: JohnScott@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 26—Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington & Saluda Cos. (H) 249 Congaree Park Dr., West Columbia, 29169 Bus.: (803) 796-1285 Home: (803) 796-7573 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 510 Bus.: (803) 212-6140 Email: NikkiSetzler@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 23—Lexington Co. (H) 116 Wilson St., Lexington, 29073 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 613 Bus.: (803) 212-6056 Email: KatrinaShealy@scsenate.gov

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Dist. No. 27—Chesterfield, Kershaw & Lancaster Cos. (H) PO Drawer 10, Camden, 29021 Bus.: (803) 432-4391 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 504 Bus.: (803) 212-6032 Email: VincentSheheen@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 41—Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) 601 White Chapel Cir., Charleston, 29412 Bus.: (843) 937-8000 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 513 Bus.: (803) 212-6172 Email: PaulThurmond@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 8—Greenville Co. (H) PO Box 16703, Greenville, 29606 Bus: (864) 288-9513 Home: (864) 987-0596 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 512 Bus.: (803) 212-6148 Email: RossTurner@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 9—Greenville & Laurens Cos. (H) PO Box 272, Laurens, 29360 Bus.: (864) 984-4129 Home: (864) 682-8914 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 404 Bus.: (803) 212-6230 Email: SAgriComm@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 30—Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion & Marlboro Cos. (H) 4205 Stirk Pl., Marion, 29571 Bus.: (843) 423-8237 Home: (843) 362-0307 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 608 Bus.: (803) 212-6000 Email: KentWilliams@scsenate.gov

Dist. No. 24—Aiken Co. (H) PO Box 651, Aiken, 29802 Bus: (803) 649-0000 Home: (803) 215-3631 (C) PO Box 142, Columbia, 29202-0142 Room 506 Bus.: (803) 212-6124 Email: TomYoung@scsenate.gov

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South Carolina House of Representatives

House member offices are in the Blatt Building, Columbia. (H) (C)

Home district office Columbia office

Dist. No. 80—Kershaw & Richland Cos. (H) 1515 Crossing Creek Rd., Eastover, 29044 Home: (803) 776-6416 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 432C Bus.: (803) 734-3058 Email: JimmyBales@schouse.gov

Terry Alexander [D]

Nathan Ballentine [R]

Merita A. “Rita” Allison [R]

Bruce W. Bannister [R]

Carl L. Anderson [D]

Liston D. Barfield [R]

Michael A. “Mike” Anthony [D]

Eric M. Bedingfield [R]

Todd K. Atwater [R]

Beth E. Bernstein [D]

Dist. No. 59—Darlington & Florence Cos. (H) 1646 Harris Ct., Florence, 29501 Bus.: (843) 679-0694 Home: (843) 665-7321 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 314C Bus.: (803) 734-3004 Email: TerryAlexander@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 36—Greenville & Spartanburg Cos. (H) PO Box 93, Lyman, 29365 Bus.: (864) 909-1092 Home: (864) 439-6255 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 402C Bus.: (803) 212-6788 Email: RitaAllison@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 103—Georgetown, Horry & Williamsburg Cos. (H) PO Box 694, Georgetown, 29442 Bus.: (843) 546-5332 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 304C Bus.: (803) 734-2933 Email: CarlAnderson@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 42—Laurens & Union Cos. (H) 322 Mt. Vernon Rd., Union, 29379 Home: (864) 427-3023 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 432D Bus.: (803) 734-3060 Email: MichaelAnthony@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 87—Lexington Co. (H) PO Box 1056, Lexington, 29071-1056 Bus.: (803) 798-6207 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 320D Bus.: (803) 212-6924 Email: ToddAtwater@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 71—Lexington & Richland Cos. (H) 324 Sienna Dr., Chapin, 29036 Home: (803) 732-1861 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 320B Bus.: (803) 734-2969 Email: NathanBallentine@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 24—Greenville Co. (H) PO Box 10007, Greenville, 29603 Bus.: (864) 298-0084 Home: (864) 676-9250 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 518B Bus.: (803) 734-3138 Email: BruceBannister@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 58—Horry Co. (H) PO Box 1734, Conway, 29528 Bus.: (843) 365-2049 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 503A Bus.: (803) 734-3107 Home: (803) 771-8711 Email: ListonBarfield@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 28—Greenville Co. (H) PO Box 1073, Mauldin, 29662 Bus.: (864) 230-7044 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 312B Bus.: (803) 734-2962 Email: EricBedingfield@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 78—Richland Co. (H) 1019 Assembly St., Columbia, 29201 Bus.: (803) 799-7900 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 434C Bus.: (803) 212-6940 Email: BethBernstein@schouse.gov


Connecting cooperative members to South Carolina Lawmakers Kenneth A. “Kenny” Bingham [R]

Robert L. Brown [D]

Don C. Bowen [R]

William M. “Bill” Chumley [R]

William K. “Bill” Bowers [D]

Alan D. Clemmons [R]

Lester P. Branham, Jr. [D]

William “Bill” Clyburn [D]

Norman D. “Doug” Brannon [R]

Gilda Cobb-Hunter [D]

Grady A. Brown [D]

J. Derham Cole, Jr. [R]

Dist. No. 89—Lexington Co. (H) PO Box 2025, Cayce, 29171 Bus.: (803) 796-9300 Home: (803) 796-3582 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 519B Bus.: (803) 734-3114 Email: KennyBingham@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 8—Anderson Co. (H) 1176 Embassy Dr., Anderson, 29625 Bus.: (864) 934-3272 Home: (864) 287-2009 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 306C Bus.: (803) 734-3038 Email: DonBowen@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 122—Beaufort, Hampton & Jasper Cos. (H) PO Box 686, Hampton, 29924 Bus.: (803) 914-2142 Home: (803) 632-5755 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 310C Bus.: (803) 734-2959 Email: BillBowers@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 61—Florence & Marion Cos. (H) 118 Lockewood Dr., Lake City, 29560 Bus.: (843) 374-8545 Home: (843) 374-2405 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 314B Bus.: (803) 734-3002 Email: None

Dist. No. 38—Spartanburg Co. (H) 201 Clearwater Rd., Landrum, 29356 Bus.: (864) 573-0048 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 530A Bus.: (803) 212-6876 Email: DougBrannon@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 50—Kershaw, Lee & Sumter Cos. (H) 420 S. Main St., Bishopville, 29010 Bus.: (803) 484-6832 Home: (803) 484-6918 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 304B Bus.: (803) 734-2934 Email: GradyBrown@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 116—Charleston & Colleton Cos. (H) 5925 Hwy. 162, Hollywood, 29449 Bus.: (843) 889-6440 Home: (843) 889-8835 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 330D Bus.: (803) 734-3170 Email: RobertBrown@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 35—Greenville & Spartanburg Cos. (H) 3303 Greenpond Rd., Woodruff, 29388 Bus.: (864) 303-2726 Home: (864) 433-9150 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 304A Bus.: (803) 212-6894 Email: BillChumley@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 107—Horry Co. (H) 1800-A North Oak St., Myrtle Beach, 29577 Bus.: (843) 448-4246 Home: (843) 448-8207 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 519C Bus.: (803) 734-3113 Email: AlanClemmons@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 82—Aiken, Edgefield & Saluda Cos. (H) 664 Edrie St., Aiken, 29801 Home: (803) 649-6167 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 416C Bus.: (803) 734-3033 Email: BillClyburn@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 66—Orangeburg Co. (H) 4188 Five Chop Rd, Orangeburg, 29115 Bus.: (803) 534-2448 Home: (803) 531-1257 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 309C Bus.: (803) 734-2809 Email: GildaCobbHunter@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 32—Spartanburg Co. (H) PO Box 1467, Spartanburg, 29304 Bus.: (864) 591-1113 Home: (864) 285-4732 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 402B Bus.: (803) 212-6790 Email: DerhamCole@schouse.gov

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2013–2014 Legislative Guide Heather Ammons Crawford [R]

MaryGail K. Douglas [D]

Kristopher R. “Kris” Crawford [R]

Tracy R. Edge [R]

William E. “Bill” Crosby [R]

Shannon S. Erickson [R]

Joseph S. Daning [R]

Raye Felder [R]

F. Gregory “Greg” Delleney, Jr. [R]

Kirkman Finlay III [R]

Chandra E. Dillard [D]

P. Michael “Mike” Forrester [R]

Dist. No. 68—Horry Co. (H) PO Box 31385, Myrtle Beach, 29588 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 522A Bus.: (803) 212-6933 Email: HeatherCrawford@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 63—Florence Co. (H) 217 Dozier Blvd., Ste. 105, Florence, 29501 Bus.: (843) 656-0778 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 327D Bus.: (803) 734-2992 Email: KrisCrawford@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 117—Berkeley & Charleston Cos. (H) 2680 Hanford Mills Ln., North Charleston, 29406 Home: (843) 553-2821 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 310D Bus.: (803) 212-6879 Email: BillCrosby@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 92—Berkeley Co. (H) 118 Queensbury Cir., Goose Creek, 29445 Home: (843) 553-9288 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 310B Bus.: (803) 734-2951 Email: JoeDaning@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 43—Chester & York Cos. (H) PO Drawer 808, Chester, 29706 Bus.: (803) 581-2211 Home: (803) 385-3580 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 512 Bus.: (803) 734-3120 Email: GregDelleney@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 23—Greenville Co. (H) 5 Alleta Ave., Greenville, 29607 Bus.: (864) 294-2503 Home: (864) 233-6549 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 414B Bus.: (803) 212-6791 Email: ChandraDillard@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 41—Chester, Fairfield & Richland Cos. (H) 56 Kabbad Rd., Winnsboro, 29180 Home: (803) 635-9292 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 314D Bus.: (803) 212-6789 Email: MaryGailDouglas@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 104—Horry Co. (H) PO Box 2095, Myrtle Beach, 29578 Bus.: (843) 448-5123 Home: (843) 361-2827 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 503B Bus.: (803) 734-3013 Email: TracyEdge@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 124—Beaufort Co. (H) Bus.: (843) 986-1090 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 320C Bus.: (803) 734-3261 Email: ShannonErickson@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 26—York Co. (H) 116 Mary Mack Ln., Fort Mill, 29715 Bus.: (803) 547-6715 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 414D Bus.: (803) 212-6892 Email: RayeFelder@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 75—Richland Co. (H) PO Box 11684, Columbia, 29201 Bus.: (803) 748-1090 Home: (803) 685-9550 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 532A Bus.: (803) 212-6943 Email: KirkmanFinlay@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 34—Spartanburg Co. (H) 287 Creekridge Dr., Spartanburg, 29301 Bus.: (864) 592-6204 Home: (864) 595-1137 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 402D Bus.: (803) 212-6792 Email: MikeForrester@schouse.gov


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2013–2014 Legislative Guide Laurie Slade Funderburk [D]

Jerry N. Govan, Jr. [D]

Craig A. Gagnon [R]

Daniel P. “Dan” Hamilton [R]

Michael W. “Mike” Gambrell [R]

Kevin Hardee [R]

J. Wayne George [D]

Nelson L. Hardwick [R]

Wendell G. Gilliard [D]

Robert W. Harrell, Jr. [R]

Stephen Goldfinch, Jr. [R]

Christopher R. “Chris” Hart [D]

Dist. No. 52—Kershaw Co. (H) PO Box 188, Camden, 29021 Bus.: (803) 432-0188 Home: (803) 432-4371 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 422C Bus.: (803) 734-3044 Email: LaurieFunderburk@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 11—Abbeville & Anderson Cos. (H) 161 Colony E., Abbeville, 29620 Bus.: (864) 366-2024 Home: (864) 459-4591 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 436A Bus.: (803) 212-6934 Email: CraigGagnon@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 7—Abbeville & Anderson Cos. (H) 400 Filter Plant Rd., Honea Path, 29654 Bus.: (864) 844-3614 Home: (864) 369-0613 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 436B Bus.: (803) 734-2947 Email: MikeGambrell@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 57—Dillon, Horry & Marion Cos. (H) 223 Meadowview Ln., Mullins, 29574 Bus.: (843) 464-6884 Home: (843) 464-9070 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 333A Bus.: (803) 212-6936 Email: WayneGeorge@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 111—Charleston Co. (H) PO Box 31641, Charleston, 29417 Bus.: (843) 209-3123 Home: (843) 402-9710 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 328A Bus.: (803) 212-6793 Email: WendellGilliard@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 108—Charleston & Georgetown Cos. (H) PO Box 823, Murrells Inlet, 29576 Bus.: (843) 357-9301 Home: (843) 385-4302 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 306A Bus.: (803) 212-6927 Email: StephenGoldfinch@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 95—Orangeburg Co. (H) PO Box 77, Orangeburg, 29116 Bus.: (803) 533-7976 Home: (803) 531-1158 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 530B Bus.: (803) 734-3012 Email: JerryGovan@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 20—Greenville Co. (H) PO Box 6088, Greenville, 29606 Bus.: (864) 527-7685 Home: (864) 244-0663 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 312C Bus.: (803) 212-6795 Email: DanHamilton@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 105—Horry Co. (H) 2088 Cane Branch Rd., Loris, 29569 Home: (843) 455-3567 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 434A Bus.: (803) 212-6796 Email: KevinHardee@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 106—Horry Co. (H) 714 Cedar Drive N., Surfside Beach, 29575 Bus.: (843) 238-1142 Home: (843) 238-8380 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 411 Bus.: (803) 734-3022 Email: NelsonHardwick@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 114—Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) 2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Ste. 124, Charleston, 29407 Bus.: (843) 766-5533 Home: (843) 556-9075 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 506 Bus.: (803) 734-3125 Email: HSpeaker@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 73—Richland Co. (H) 5219 Burke Ave., Columbia, 29203 Home: (803) 771-7701 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 432B Bus.: (803) 734-3061 Email: ChrisHart@schouse.gov


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2013–2014 Legislative Guide Jackie E. “Coach” Hayes [D]

Jenny Anderson Horne [R]

Phyllis Henderson [R]

Lonnie Hosey [D]

William G. “Bill” Herbkersman [R]

Leon Howard [D]

David R. Hiott [R]

Chip Huggins [R]

William M. “Bill” Hixon [R]

Joseph H. Jefferson [D]

Kenneth F. Hodges [D]

Ralph Shealy Kennedy, Jr. [R]

Dist. No. 55—Darlington, Dillon, Horry & Marlboro Cos. (H) 240 Bermuda Rd., Dillon, 29536 Bus.: (843) 841-3679 Home: (843) 774-6125 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 333D Bus.: (803) 734-3099 Email: JackieHayes@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 21—Greenville Co. (H) 110 Silver Creek Ct., Greer, 29650 Bus.: (864) 423-3149 Home: (864) 268-1081 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 522D Bus.: (803) 212-6883 Email: PhyllisHenderson@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 118—Beaufort & Jasper Cos. (H) 896 May River Rd., Bluffton, 29910-5833 Bus.: (843) 757-7900 Home: (843) 757-5424 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 308B Bus.: (803) 734-3063 Email: BillHerbkersman@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 4—Pickens Co. (H) PO Box 997, Pickens, 29671 Bus.: (864) 878-9832 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 418B Bus.: (803) 734-3323 Email: DavidHiott@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 83—Aiken & Edgefield Cos. (H) PO Box 7927, North Augusta, 29861 Bus.: (803) 279-8855 Home: (803) 278-0892 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 416A Bus.: (803) 212-6898 Email: BillHixon@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 121—Beaufort & Colleton Cos. (H) PO Drawer 355, Green Pond, 29446 Bus.: (843) 525-9006 Home: (843) 844-8756 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 434B Bus.: (803) 734-3062 Email: KennethHodges@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 94—Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) 102 Perry Ln., Summerville, 29483 Bus.: (843) 873-1721 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 308D Bus.: (803) 212-6871 Email: JennyHorne@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 91—Allendale, Barnwell & Orangeburg Cos. (H) PO Box 423, Barnwell, 29812 Home: (803) 259-1178 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 404B Bus.: (803) 734-2829 Email: LonnieHosey@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 76—Richland Co. (H) 2425 Barhamville Rd., Columbia, 29204 Bus.: (803) 254-9468 Home: (803) 254-1216 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 425 Bus.: (803) 734-3046 Email: LeonHoward@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 85—Lexington Co. (H) 308 Wayworth Ct., Columbia, 29212 Bus.: (803) 732-2000 Home: (803) 732-4418 Cell: (803) 331-8468 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 323B Bus.: (803) 734-2971 Email: ChipHuggins@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 102—Berkeley & Dorchester Cos. (H) 1375 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, 29468 Bus.: (843) 567-4386 Cell: (843) 991-0519 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 304D Bus.: (803) 734-2936 Email: JosephJefferson@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 39—Lexington & Saluda Cos. (H) 617 Woodland Way, Leesville, 29070 Bus.: (803) 532-4100 Home: (803) 532-4003 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 323A Bus.: (803) 212-6938 Email: RalphKennedy@schouse.gov


Connecting cooperative members to South Carolina Lawmakers John Richard C. King [D]

James H. “Jay” Lucas [R]

Patsy G. Knight [D]

David J. Mack III [D]

Harry B. “Chip” Limehouse III [R]

Peter M. McCoy, Jr. [R]

Dwight A. Loftis [R]

Joseph A. “Joe” McEachern [D]

Deborah A. Long [R]

Mia S. McLeod [D]

Phillip D. Lowe [R]

Walton J. McLeod [D]

Dist. No. 49—York Co. (H) PO Box 11555, Rock Hill, 29731 Home: (803) 980-5454 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 309D Bus.: (803) 212-6873 Email: JohnKing@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 97—Colleton & Dorchester Cos. (H) PO Box 663, St. George, 29477 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 306B Bus.: (803) 734-2960 Email: PatsyKnight@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 110—Charleston Co. (H) 22 Menotti St., Charleston, 29401 Bus.: (843) 577-6242 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 326C Bus.: (803) 734-2977 Home: (803) 252-0845 Email: ChipLimehouse@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 19—Greenville Co. (H) PO Box 14784, Greenville, 29610 Home: (864) 834-5760 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 522C Bus.: (803) 734-3101 Email: DwightLoftis@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 45—Lancaster & York Cos. (H) 1115 John Short Rd., Indian Land, 29707 Home: (803) 547-5215 Cell: (803) 417-7353 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 414A Bus.: (803) 212-6874 Email: DeborahLong@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 60—Darlington & Florence Cos. (H) 507 West Cheves St., Florence, 29501 Bus.: (843) 662-1234 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 327B Bus.: (803) 734-2975 Email: PhillipLowe@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 65—Chesterfield, Darlington, Kershaw & Lancaster Cos. (H) 113 Lyndale Drive, Hartsville, 29550 Bus.: (843) 332-5050 Home: (843) 383-9421 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 505 Bus.: (803) 734-2701 Email: JayLucas@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 109—Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) 4340 Evanston Blvd., North Charleston, 29418 Bus.: (843) 225-4869 Home: (843) 760-0198 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 328D Bus.: (803) 734-3192 Email: DavidMack@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 115—Charleston Co. (H) 135 King St., Charleston, 29401 Bus.: (843) 628-2855 Home: (843) 452-4722 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 420D Bus.: (803) 212-6872 Email: PeterMcCoy@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 77—Richland Co. (H) PO Box 3751, Columbia, 29230 Bus.: (803) 735-1808 Home: (803) 786-8304 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 330B Bus.: (803) 212-6875 Email: JoeMcEachern@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 79—Richland Co. (H) 116 Nautique Cir., Columbia, 29229 Bus.: (803) 252-7110 Home: (803) 708-1424 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 335D Bus.: (803) 212-6794 Email: Mia@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 40—Newberry Co. (H) 308 Pomaria St., Little Mountain, 29075 Bus.: (803) 345-1538 Home: (803) 945-7461 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 422B Bus.: (803) 734-3276 Email: WaltMcLeod@schouse.gov

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2013–2014 Legislative Guide James H. Merrill [R]

Wendy K. Nanney [R]

Harold Mitchell, Jr. [D]

Joseph H. “Joe” Neal [D]

Dennis C. Moss [R]

Wm. Weston J. Newton [R]

V. Stephen “Steve” Moss [R]

Ralph W. Norman [R]

Elizabeth R. Munnerlyn [D]

Harry L. Ott, Jr. [D]

Christopher J. “Chris” Murphy [R]

Phillip D. “Phil” Owens [R]

Dist. No. 99—Berkeley & Charleston Cos. (H) 2401 Daniel Island Dr., Charleston, 29492 Bus.: (843) 849-7307 Home: (843) 849-7306 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 308C Bus.: (803) 734-3072 Email: JimMerrill@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 31—Spartanburg Co. (H) PO Box 3046, Spartanburg, 29304-3046 Home: (864) 621-0881 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 414C Bus.: (803) 734-6638 Email: HaroldMitchell@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 29—Cherokee, Chester & York Cos. (H) 306 Silver Cir., Gaffney, 29340 Bus.: (864) 761-6353 Home: (864) 487-2121 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 418A Bus.: (803) 734-3073 Email: DennisMoss@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 30—Cherokee & York Cos. (H) 104 Rains Rd., Blacksburg, 29702 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 418D Bus.: (803) 212-6885 Email: SteveMoss@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 54—Chesterfield, Darlington & Marlboro Cos. (H) 207 West Main St., Bennettsville, 29512 Bus.: (843) 479-9577 Home: (843) 479-0365 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 333B Bus.: (803) 212-6896 Email: ElizabethMunnerlyn@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 98—Dorchester Co. (H) 136 West Richardson Ave., Summerville, 29483 Bus.: (843) 832-1120 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 310A Bus.: (803) 212-6925 Email: ChrisMurphy@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 22—Greenville Co. (H) 124 Birnam Ct., Greenville, 29615 Bus.: (864) 979-4735 Home: (864) 292-1523 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 312D Bus.: (803) 212-6877 Email: WendyNanney@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 70—Richland & Sumter Cos. (H) PO Box 5, Hopkins, 29061 Home: (803) 776-0353 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 309B Bus.: (803) 734-2804 Email: JoeNeal@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 120—Beaufort & Jasper Cos. (H) 83 Myrtle Island Rd., Bluffton, 29910 Bus.: (843) 706-6111 Home: (843) 706-3880 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 320A Bus.: (803) 212-6942 Email: WestonNewton@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 48—York Co. (H) PO Box 36518, Rock Hill, 29732 Bus.: (803) 366-8141 Home: (803) 366-2819 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 404C Bus.: (803) 212-6888 Email: RalphNorman@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 93—Calhoun, Lexington & Orangeburg Cos. (H) 461 Bull Swamp Rd., St. Matthews, 29135 Home: (803) 874-1042 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 335B Bus.: (803) 734-2998 Email: HarryOtt@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 5—Pickens Co. (H) PO Box 723, Easley, 29641 Bus.: (864) 850-7070 Home: (864) 306-2909 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 429 Bus.: (803) 734-3053 Email: HEduComm@schouse.gov


Connecting cooperative members to South Carolina Lawmakers J. Anne Parks [D]

Rick Quinn [R]

Andrew S. “Andy” Patrick [R]

Robert L. Ridgeway III [D]

Michael A. Pitts [R]

Robert Shannon Riley [R]

Thomas E. “Tommy” Pope [R]

Samuel Rivers, Jr. [R]

Mandy Powers Norrell [D]

Leola C. Robinson-Simpson [D]

Joshua A. Putnam [R]

J. Todd Rutherford [D]

Dist. No. 12—Greenwood & McCormick Cos. (H) PO Box 181, Greenwood, 29648 Bus.: (864) 229-3206 Home: (864) 223-3193 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 434D Bus.: (803) 734-3069 Email: AnneParks@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 123—Beaufort Co. (H) PO Box 22676, Hilton Head Island, 29925 Bus.: (843) 290-6606 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 308A Bus.: (803) 212-6928 Email: AndyPatrick@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 14—Greenwood & Laurens Cos. (H) 372 Bucks Point Rd., Laurens, 29360 Bus.: (864) 681-0238 Home: (864) 923-2925 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 327C Bus.: (803) 734-2830 Email: MikePitts@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 47—York Co. (H) PO Box 471, York, 29745 Bus.: (803) 324-7574 Home: (803) 628-1611 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 420A Bus.: (803) 212-6895 Email: TommyPope@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 44—Lancaster Co. (H) PO Box 994, Lancaster, 29721 Bus.: (803) 289-1800 Home: (803) 289-6409 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 422D Bus.: (803) 212-6937 Email: MandyNorrell@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 10—Anderson, Greenville & Pickens Cos. (H) PO Box 51542, Piedmont, 29673 Bus.: (864) 238-9431 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 532D Bus.: (803) 212-6931 Email: JoshuaPutnam@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 69—Lexington Co. (H) 610 Spruce Glen Ct., Lexington, 29072 Bus.: (803) 799-8638 Home: (803) 808-3964 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 532C Bus.: (803) 212-6897 Email: RickQuinn@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 64—Clarendon & Sumter Cos. (H) 117 N. Brooks St., Manning, 29102 Home: (803) 938-3087 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 422A Bus.: (803) 212-6929 Email: BobbyRidgeway@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 13—Greenwood Co. (H) 6309 Highway 25 N., Hodges, 29653 Home: (864) 992-4585 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 327A Bus.: (803) 212-6939 Email: RobertRiley@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 15—Berkeley & Charleston Cos. (H) PO Box 760, Goose Creek, 29445 Bus.: (843) 529-0390 Home: (843) 553-6448 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 323D Bus.: (803) 212-6890 Email: SamuelRivers@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 25—Greenville Co. (H) 19 Prince Ave., Greenville, 29605 Home: (864) 277-0232 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 330A Bus.: (803) 212-6941 Email: LeolaRobinsonSimpson@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 74—Richland Co. (H) PO Box 1452, Columbia, 29202 Bus.: (803) 256-3003 Home: (803) 799-8633 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 530C Bus.: (803) 734-9441 Email: ToddRutherford@schouse.gov

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2013–2014 Legislative Guide Mike Ryhal [R]

G. Murrell Smith, Jr. [R]

Ronnie A. Sabb [D]

Garry R. Smith [R]

William E. “Bill” Sandifer III [R]

J. Roland Smith [R]

Bakari T. Sellers [D]

James E. Smith, Jr. [D]

J. Gary Simrill [R]

F. Michael “Mike” Sottile [R]

B. R. Skelton [R]

Edward L. Southard [R]

Dist. No. 56—Horry Co. (H) 8328 Juxa Dr., Myrtle Beach, 29579 Home: (843) 655-2452 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 404A Bus.: (803) 212-6935 Email: MikeRyhal@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 101—Clarendon & Williamsburg Cos. (H) PO Box 311, Greeleyville, 29056 Bus.: (843) 355-5349 Home: (843) 426-4138 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 432A Bus.: (803) 212-6926 Email: RonnieSabb@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 2—Oconee & Pickens Cos. (H) 112 Cardinal Dr., Seneca, 29672 Bus.: (864) 885-2240 Home: (864) 882-1225 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 407 Bus.: (803) 734-3015 Email: HLCIComm@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 90—Bamberg, Barnwell & Colleton Cos. (H) 4231 Voorhees Dr., Denmark, 29042 Bus.: (803) 252-4800 Home: (803) 793-3637 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 314A Bus.: (803) 734-3003 Email: BakariSellers@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 46—York Co. (H) 1515 Alexander Rd., Rock Hill, 29732 Bus.: (803) 366-0445 Home: (803) 328-8089 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 518A Bus.: (803) 734-3040 Email: GarySimrill@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 3—Pickens Co. (H) 2962 Walhalla Hwy., Six Mile, 29682 Home: (864) 868-3495 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 418C Bus.: (803) 734-3036 Email: BRSkelton@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 67—Sumter Co. (H) PO Box 580, Sumter, 29151 Bus.: (803) 778-2471 Home: (803) 469-4416 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 420B Bus.: (803) 734-3042 Email: MurrellSmith@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 27—Greenville Co. (H) 210 Foxhound Rd., Simpsonville, 29680 Bus.: (864) 963-0337 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 534 Bus.: (803) 734-3141 Email: GarrySmith@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 84—Aiken Co. (H) 183 Edgar St., Warrenville, 29851 Bus.: (803) 593-8987 Home: (803) 593-2359 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 522B Bus.: (803) 734-3115 Email: RolandSmith@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 72—Richland Co. (H) PO Box 50333, Columbia, 29250 Bus.: (803) 933-9800 Home: (803) 256-3582 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 335C Bus.: (803) 734-2997 Email: james@jamessmith.com

Dist. No. 112—Charleston Co. (H) 132 Sparrow Dr., Isle of Palms, 29451 Bus.: (843) 884-3159 Home: (843) 886-8759 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 306D Bus.: (803) 212-6880 Email: MikeSottile@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 100—Berkeley Co. (H) 1511 Dennis Blvd., Moncks Corner, 29461 Bus.: (843) 761-4366 Home: (843) 899-6162 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 530D Bus.: (803) 212-6930 Email: EddySouthard@schouse.gov


Connecting cooperative members to South Carolina Lawmakers L. Kit Spires [R]

McLain R. “Mac” Toole [R]

Leonidas E. “Leon” Stavrinakis [D]

Ted M. Vick [D]

Tommy M. Stringer [R]

J. David Weeks [D]

Edward R. “Eddie” Tallon, Sr. [R]

Don L. Wells [R]

Bill Taylor [R]

J. Seth Whipper [D]

Anne J. Thayer [R]

W. Brian White [R]

Dist. No. 96—Lexington Co. (H) PO Box 396, Pelion, 29123 Bus.: (803) 606-5749 Home: (803) 894-4440 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 326D Bus.: (803) 734-3010 Email: KitSpires@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 119—Charleston Co. (H) 375 Meadow Breeze Ln., Charleston, 29414 Bus.: (843) 724-1060 Home: (843) 573-0491 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 420C Bus.: (803) 734-3039 Email: LeonStav@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 18—Greenville Co. (H) PO Box 2078, Greer, 29652 Bus.: (864) 877-9511 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 312A Bus.: (803) 212-6881 Email: TommyStringer@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 33—Spartanburg Co. (H) 140 Bagwell Farm Rd., Spartanburg, 29302 Bus.: (864) 380-8777 Home: (864) 596-1478 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 402A Bus.: (803) 212-6893 Email: EddieTallon@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 86—Aiken Co. (H) PO Box 2646, Aiken, 29802 Bus.: (803) 270-2012 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 416B Bus.: (803) 212-6923 Email: BillTaylor@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 9—Anderson Co. (H) 225 Ansonborough Plantation, Belton, 29627 Bus.: (864) 940-1696 Home: (864) 224-2919 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 436D Bus.: (803) 212-6889 Email: AnneThayer@schouse.gov

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Dist. No. 88—Lexington Co. (H) 180 Dogwood Cir., West Columbia, 29170 Bus.: (803) 755-6542 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 323C Bus.: (803) 734-2973 Email: MacToole@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 53—Chesterfield & Lancaster Cos. (H) 200 W. Main St., Chesterfield, 29709 Bus.: (843) 623-5001 Home: (843) 623-5588 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 333C Bus.: (803) 734-2999 Email: TedVick@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 51—Sumter Co. (H) 2 Marlborough Ct., Sumter, 29154 Bus.: (803) 775-5856 Home: (803) 775-4228 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 330C Bus.: (803) 734-3102 Email: DavidWeeks@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 81—Aiken Co. (H) 615 Cardinal Dr., Aiken, 29803 Bus.: (803) 649-6233 Home: (803) 643-3461 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 416D Bus.: (803) 212-6884 Email: DonWells@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 113—Charleston & Dorchester Cos. (H) 4592 Durant Ave., North Charleston, 29405 Bus.: (843) 740-7777 Home: (843) 744-1976 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 328C Bus.: (803) 734-3191 Email: SethWhipper@schouse.gov

Dist. No. 6—Anderson Co. (H) PO Box 970, Anderson, 29622 Bus.: (864) 260-4025 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 525 Bus.: (803) 734-3144 Email: BrianWhite@schouse.gov

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2013–2014 Legislative Guide William R. “Bill” Whitmire [R] Dist. No. 1—Oconee Co. (H) PO Box 157, Walhalla, 29691 Bus.: (864) 638-2970 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 436C Bus.: (803) 734-3068 Email: BillWhitmire@schouse.gov

Robert Q. Williams [D]

Dist. No. 62—Darlington & Florence Cos. (H) 2512 Holly Cir., Darlington, 29532 Bus.: (843) 413-2791 Home: (843) 395-9408 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 328B Bus.: (803) 734-3142 Email: RobertWilliams@schouse.gov

Mark N. Willis [R]

Dist. No. 16—Greenville & Laurens Cos. (H) 201 Quillen Ave., Fountain Inn, 29644 Bus.: (864) 230-0135 Home: (864) 862-6179 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 326B Bus.: (803) 212-6882 Email: MarkWillis@schouse.gov

How to reach your legislators Writing an email or letter to your legislator is the most effective way to communicate your support, concern or interest in an issue before the General Assembly. As you begin this process, consider the following tips: 1) Take a little extra time to educate yourself on the topic you wish to address. 2) When you write, identify yourself and your status as a constituent. 3) Be specific. Use bill numbers and state your position plainly. 4) Use examples that illustrate how the issue affects your local area. 5) Be respectful. Use appropriate greetings, such as “Dear Senator Smith” or “Dear Representative Jones.” 6) Provide a way for your legislator to respond by including your mailing address or email address. 7) Even if you disagree with a lawmaker’s position, end your correspondence by thanking them for their service.

Donna H. Wood [R]

Dist. No. 37—Spartanburg Co. (H) PO Box 170794, Spartanburg, 29301 Home: (864) 804-2474 (C) PO Box 11867, Columbia, 29211 Room 404D Bus.: (803) 212-6878 Email: DonnaWood@schouse.gov

State House Clerks Jeffrey S. Gossett Clerk of the Senate PO Box 142 Columbia, 29202 Bus.: (803) 212-6200

Charles F. Reid Clerk of the House

PO Box 11867 Columbia, 29211 Bus.: (803) 734-2403 Home: (803) 783-8392

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UPSTATE JANUARY

15 and 22 • Ballroom Line Dancing, Sears Recreation Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4326. 19 • SteelDrivers Bluegrass Concert, Walhalla Civic Auditorium, Walhalla. (864) 638-5277. 19–20 • Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens, Cowpens National Battlefield, Gaffney. (864) 461-2828. 22 • Community Bingo, David Hellams Community Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4327. 24 • Community Game Night, David Hellams Community Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4327. 25–26 • Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, BI-LO Center, Greenville. (864) 241-3800. 26 • Spartanburg Wedding Festival, Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg. (864) 582-8107. 26 • Beginner Sewing Lessons, Sears Recreation Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4326. 30–31 • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, BI-LO Center, Greenville. (864) 241-3800. FEBRUARY

1–3 • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, BI-LO Center, Greenville. (864) 241-3800. 2 • American Red Cross Retro Fest, Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg. (864) 582-8107. 2 and 9 • Beginner Sewing Lessons, Sears Recreation Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4326.

7 • Community Game Night, David Hellams Community Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4327. 8–10 • Valentine’s Weekend Murder Mystery, Hickory Knob State Park, McCormick. (864) 391-2450. 9 • Expedition Paris Mountain, Paris Mountain State Park, Greenville. (864) 907-1742. 12 • Community Bingo, David Hellams Community Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4327. 15 • Mardi Gras in the Electric City, Anderson Civic Center, Anderson. (864) 225-6800. ONGOING

Daily, through Jan. 21 • Ice on Main, next to City Hall, Greenville. (864) 467-4435. Daily • Art Gallery at the Fran Hanson Discovery Center, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson. (864) 656-3405. Daily • Trail Riding, Croft State Natural Area, Spartanburg. (864) 585-1283. Nightly, through Jan. 21 • Holiday Lights Safari, Hollywild, Wellford. (877) 465-5994. Mondays, through Feb. 25 • International Folk Dancing, Sears Recreation Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4326. Wednesdays, through Jan. 31 • Downtown Line Dancing, Sears Recreation Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4326. Wednesdays, Jan. 23– March 20 • Homeschool Fitness, Bobby Pearse Community Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4331. Fridays, through March 29 • Bid Whist, Nicholtown Community Center, Greenville. (864) 467-4330.

Saturdays, through March 23 • First Tee of Greenville, Nicholtown Community Center and First Tee of Greenville Facility, Greenville. (864) 467-4330. Second Saturdays • Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jams, Table Rock State Park, Pickens. (864) 878-9813.

MIDLANDS JANUARY

18–21 • SCARAB Gaming Convention, Scottish Rite Convention Center, Columbia. (803) 667-2843. 19 • Rocket Man: Elton John Tribute Concert, Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia. (803) 251-2222. 19–20 • Aiken Camellia Show, Aiken Mall, Aiken. (803) 279-9451. 26 • Mountain in the Middle, Harbison State Forest, Columbia. (864) 907-1742. 28–30 • Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia. (803) 777-9444. 31 • Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Preview Party, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken. (803) 641-9094. FEBRUARY

1–3 • Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show and Sale, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken. (803) 641-9094. 1–3 • Sumter Chamber Annual Retreat, Omni Resort, Hilton Head Island. (803) 775-1231. 2 • Junior League of Columbia’s Clean Sweep, Cantey Building, SC State Fairgrounds, Columbia. (803) 252-4552. 8–9 • Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia. (803) 576-9200. 8–10 • Columbia Women’s Show, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia. (864) 250-9713. 9 • South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Expo, The SC Equine Park, Camden. (803) 428-5656. 16 • One Stop Shop Hop, Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, Lancaster. (803) 273-3834. ONGOING

Daily, through Feb. 24 • Snowville, EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia. (803) 779-3100. Brighten up your winter at the Aiken Camellia Show, Jan. 19–20.

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If you miss the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam in Greenville on Jan. 25–26, you can still catch it in Columbia on Feb. 8–9. Daily • Trail Riding, Kings Mountain State Park, Blacksburg. (803) 222-3209. Daily • Trail Riding, Lee State Park, Bishopville. (803) 428-5307. Daily • Trail Riding, Poinsett State Park, Wedgefield. (803) 494-8177. Daily, except Mondays • Living History Days, Historic Brattonsville, McConnells. (803) 684-2327. Daily, except Mondays and major holidays • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, Camden. (803) 432-9841. Daily, by appointment • Overnights and Night Howls, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia. (803) 779-8717, ext. 1113. Mondays through May • Homeschool Mondays, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia. (803) 978-1113. Second Tuesdays • Family Night $1 Admission, EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia. (803) 779-3100. Thursdays–Saturdays, through Jan. 11 • Christmas at Kensington Tours, Kensington Mansion, Eastover. (803) 353-0456. Fourth Thursdays • Tales for Tots, EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia. (803) 779-3100. Saturdays • Behind-theScenes Adventure Tours, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia. (803) 978-1113. Second Saturdays • Children’s Art Program, Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter. (803) 775-0543. Saturdays and Sundays • Gallery Tour, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia. (803) 799-2810. Sundays • Sunday Brunch & Jazz Series, Senate’s End, Columbia. (803) 748-4144.

LOWCOUNTRY JANUARY

16–18 • SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo, Florence Civic Center, Florence. (843) 250-7900. 18 • Hubbard Street Dance 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island. (843) 842-2787. 18–20 • Charleston Marathon, various venues, Charleston. (843) 300-7500. 18–20 • S.O.S. Mid-Winter Shag, various venues, North Myrtle Beach. (803) 366-5506. 19 • Champions of Magic Gala Show, Gilmore Auditorium, Myrtle Beach. (843) 913-4000. 19 • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert, Royal Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston. (843) 740-5854. 19–20 • Total Health Fair, Omar Shrine Convention Center, Mount Pleasant. (843) 402-0310. 25 • A Night in the Valley, The College Center, Trident Technical College Main Campus, Charleston. (843) 574-6693. 25–27 • Charleston Boat Show, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston. (864) 250-9713. 26 • Hilton Head Snow Day, Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Island. (843) 681-7273. 26 • Polar Bear 5K, Camp Sexton, Florence. (843) 662-3218, ext. 105. 27 • Lowcountry Oyster Festival, Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant. (843) 577-4030. FEBRUARY

2 • Save the Light HalfMarathon & 5K, Edwin S. Taylor Pier, Folly Beach. (843) 633-0099. 9 • Hilton Head Half Marathon & 10K/5K, Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. (843) 757-8520.

9 • Valentine Ball, dinner at one of 50 private homes, ball at Lyceum, Parris Island, Beaufort. (843) 522-5774. 9–10 • Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Myrtle Beach. (843) 347-0087. 13–17 • Beaufort International Film Festival, University of SC–Beaufort, Beaufort. (843) 522-3196. 14–16 • Myrtle Beach Marathon, various venues, Myrtle Beach. (843) 293-7223. 15–17 • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, various venues, Charleston. (843) 723-1748. ONGOING

Daily • Trail Riding, Cheraw State Park, Cheraw. (843) 537-9656. Daily • Nature Center, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island. (843) 838-7437. Daily, except major holidays • Parris Island Museum, Beaufort. (843) 228-2166. Daily, except Christmas • Self-guided Colonial Tours, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston. (843) 852-4205. Tuesdays through Saturdays • Education Center Displays and Programs, Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach. (843) 238-5325. Fridays, through March 22 • Senior Dance Series, Base Recreation Center, Myrtle Beach. (843) 918-2380. Saturdays through Tuesdays • Mansion Tours, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, McClellanville. (843) 546-9361.


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