South Carolina House elects new Majority Leader
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Rep. Davey Hiott (R-Pickens) was elected as the new South Carolina House Majority Leader Tuesday.
He replaces the outgoing Rep. Gary Simrill who decided not to run for re-election. In a statement Hiott said,
“I have had the honor of serving District 4 four the past eighteen years. Today I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to lead the Majority Caucus of the South Carolina House of Representatives.”
Hiott said of Simrill, “...I hope that I am able to live up to his legacy.” Hiott will officially take over the position starting on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Hiott acknowledged the success and tenure of the current Majority Leader, Gary Simrill who “has always exemplified the meaning of being a conservative and a consensus builder and I hope that I am able to live up to his legacy,” Hiott said. pic.twitter.com/qkNh4Jn8ik— SC House GOP Caucus (@SCHouseGOP) May 10, 2022
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