UPSTATE “REPUBLICAN” SAID TO BE CLOSE TO STEPPING DOWN
|| By FITSNEWS || A third South Carolina State Senator could be on the verge of announcing their intention to step down at the end of the four-year term expiring in 2016.
Earlier this month two State Senators – Joel Lourie of Columbia and Paul Thurmond of Charleston – announced they would not seek reelection in 2016. The announcements took Palmetto political insiders by surprise seeing as neither lawmaker was in any real danger of losing their seat.
Also Lourie, 52, and Thurmond, 39, were seen as being in the prime of their political careers – which were built on foundations laid by their famous fathers, former S.C. Senate leader Isadore Lourie and longtime U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond.
Anyway … who is the third State Senator?
Good question …
Sources familiar with the lawmaker in question will only say he is a “Republican” who hails from the Upstate region of South Carolina – and that we’ll be informed when (and if) a decision is made.
State Senators are elected every four years – coinciding with presidential elections. State Representatives are elected every two years, while the state’s constitutional officers (governor, lieutenant governor, etc.) are elected every four years coinciding with the national midterm elections.
As they say … “developing.”