|| By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. lieutenant governor Yancey McGill has left his job as director of the S.C. Office on Aging – a post within the administration of current “lite gov” Henry McMaster.
The Democratic politician took the $122,000 a year (not counting benefits) gig back in January when McMaster replaced him following the November 2014 elections. McGill, a longtime rural state senator, “ascended” to the lieutenant governor’s office in June 2014 after no “Republican” was willing to sacrifice their seat in the South Carolina Senate to take the job on a short-term basis.
The job came available when its former occupant, Glenn McConnell, resigned to take a position as president of the College of Charleston.
(For all the background on that craziness, click here).
Sources close to McGill tell FITS he and McMaster didn’t have any issue working together, and that McGill “sincerely just wants to get away and relax.”
McGill, 62, is a native of Kingstree, S.C. and graduate of The Citadel, South Carolina’s government-run military college.