VETERAN STATE LAWMAKER WILL FACE PRIMARY OPPONENT
|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Chip Huggins has drawn a challenger in his bid to continue representing District 85 in the S.C. House of Representatives.
Bryan Clifton, a local businessman, says he’s running because Huggins has been at the S.C. State House too long. And the 40-year-old says if he’s elected, he’ll serve no more than three terms.
“The incumbent is certainly a fine individual. But most people agree that eighteen years is far too long for one person to hold our community’s only seat at the State House,” Clifton said. “It’s time for a fresh, new voice. New ideas and perspectives are necessary to keep government healthy and in touch with the needs of ordinary taxpayers.”
District 85 covers the Irmo and Chapin areas of Lexington County, S.C. – which is where the founding editor of this website moved his family and business last year to escape the high crime and elevated business unfriendliness of downtown Columbia, S.C.
Huggins has represented the district since August of 1999.
The GOP primary won’t be held until next spring, but several interesting races are already emerging. Liberal Rep. Chip Limehouse is facing a familiar opponent in the primary for District 110 in Charleston, S.C., while influential S.C. Rep. Rick Quinn is being challenged in his bid for another term representing District 69.