Trey Harrell Running For SC House

FORMER SPEAKER BOBBY HARRELL’S SON TO ENTER POLITICS Less than a year after his father resigned from public office amid ethics allegations, Trey Harrell is running for the S.C. House of Representatives. At least that’s what multiple sources familiar with the young attorney’s plans tell FITS … The son of former S.C. Speaker…


Less than a year after his father resigned from public office amid ethics allegations, Trey Harrell is running for the S.C. House of Representatives.

At least that’s what multiple sources familiar with the young attorney’s plans tell FITS …

The son of former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – who emerged last year as one of his father’s most aggressive defenders – will seek the District 110 seat being vacated next year by fiscally liberal S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse.

Those close to the younger Harrell’s campaign say he plans to focus on transportation, infrastructure and education issues – although his opponents are likely to make his father the focus of the race.

Harrell – whose wife Amber Harrell just welcomed the couple’s first child – has never held public office.  The 32-year-old has clerked for a circuit court judge, worked for a solicitor’s office and lawyered in the office of Pete Strom, one of the state’s most influential attorneys.

As we reported earlier this week two other attorneys – Charleston, S.C. personal injury lawyer Eddie Phipps and corporate/ environmental attorney Mike Seekings – are also said to be eyeing the seat.

Seekings is also a Charleston, S.C. city councilman.

Meanwhile Russell Guerard -who would have beaten Limehouse in 2014 were it not for a last-minute attack mailing – indicated months ago that he is seeking the seat.

Filing for this office – and every seat in the S.C. General Assembly – officially opens next March.  Primary and runoff elections will be held next June, with the general election scheduled for next November.


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shifty henry October 1, 2015 at 8:54 am

Out of place notification: This is to help out the guy who posted the notice below in Free Times and who may also read Fitsnews — hope you get this message … and good luck!

She and her friend will meet with you after work this Friday afternoon at 5pm at 1146 Church Street in Orangeburg. Bring your guitar and wait by your car. She says you are cute, too, and they will explain why they had to leave early that night.
“I’m looking for the cute blonde who was at Travinia’s Italian Restaurant in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 25. She was wearing a red and black flannel/checkered shirt and black pants. She was there with her taller friend/sister. I was playing guitar that night and she said something on her way out before I was able to get her digits. Anyways, I’m trying to holler at you, girl.”

Nölff October 1, 2015 at 9:07 am

Yo girl. Let me pee in that butt.

you are sic man! October 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

Damn.That is some serious mental illness.Get some help pervert.

What year is it? October 1, 2015 at 10:36 am

You are so out of touch that you can’t even tell a joke from a serious comment. Tell them to dial back the meds(but don’t stop taking them!).

You Moron October 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm

For an internet troll you sure don’t know your internet jokes. I guess you’re a shitty troll anyways.

willblogformoney October 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm


stumpknocker October 1, 2015 at 9:40 am

good luck dude!

shifty henry October 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

If he gets his message and shows up he will be pleasantly surprised……

idiotwind October 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

actually not a bad idea. harrell jr is undoubtedly a faithless, scumsucking careerist like his dad. but the other guys will be exactly the same. at least harrell jr would receive a tiny portion of the scrutiny any elected official deserves. maybe he will leave some crumbs on the table once in a while. the other guys?

southmauldin October 1, 2015 at 11:10 am

Another entitled asshole from a political family wanting a government teat. If I were running against him, I would just run ads showing the above picture. Continuously.

Lowcountry Lawyer October 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

He is going to walk away with this….

flip October 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

This young Harrell sounds impressive.Need young talent like this in the Republican Party.

King Cotton October 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

And Trey Harrell gets his first endorsement from … Trey Harrell.

flip October 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

I’m not Trey Harrell, unless Trey Harrell is an unemployed loser in a trailer in Ohio.

TroubleBaby October 1, 2015 at 9:35 am

What happened to him not running because politics was a “shit show”?


“although his opponents are likely to make his father the focus of the race.”

Good. He’s already proven that he says one thing and does another. Normally I don’t think children should suffer for the transgressions of their parents, but in this case it looks like he’s a chip off the ole block.

Bye bye October 1, 2015 at 9:37 am

No more Bushs, Clintons, Kennedys, Cuomos, Roosevelts, Rockefellers, …no more dynastic political families sucking on the government teet, gaming the system, beholdened to their puppet masters. We need New Blood and Term Limits.

CNSYD October 1, 2015 at 9:42 am

Does that mean no more Pauls?

stumpknocker October 1, 2015 at 9:43 am

good point there have been a lot of Pope Pauls

shifty henry October 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

Cousin Judge in Alabama tells me that his senator (who was voted out of office) has a son who refuses to run for office. Guys named/nicknamed “Trey” or “Tripp” are common. This senators son is a “II” – he refused to be called “Junior” — the running joke is to refer to him as “Roman Numeral Two” ——-

shifty henry October 1, 2015 at 10:01 am

Milo Moroni decided to run for political office, and was told he needed to hire a press agent. So he hired one at $500 per week. The first week, no press at all. Milo called his agent and said, “What’s happening?” He said, “They’re talking about ya, baby, they’re talking about

Two more weeks go by, a $1,000 more, and no press Milo is pretty mad. He called his agent and said, “Hey, what’s happening here?”

He said, “They’re talking about ya, baby, they’re talking about ya.”

Five weeks go by, $2,500 down the drain and not a thing to show for it. Milo was so
mortified and angry that he went down to his office, barged right in, and said, “What’s happening? What’ve I got to show for my $2,500?”

He said, “They’re talking about ya, baby, they’re talking about ya.”

Milo said, “Oh, yeah? So what’re they saying?”

He said, “They’re saying, “Whatever happened to Milo Moroni?”

Term limits for all October 1, 2015 at 10:04 am

Amen to that! NO MORE Wilsons, Peelers, Ravenels, Campbells either!
Term Limits!! And NO MORE RULING CLASS”!

shifty henry October 1, 2015 at 10:07 am

A young politician from the North sought to relocate in the South. He wrote to a friend in South Carolina, asking him what the prospect seemed to be in the area for “an honest young politician and Democrat.”

In reply, his friend wrote, “If you are an honest politician, you will have absolutely no competition. If you are a Democrat, the game laws will protect you.”

Bible Thumper October 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

Running for such an extensive sparsely populated district, I wonder if Trey knows anyone who could rent him a plane with campaign funds, in order to meet his future constituents.

totally Fed UP!!! October 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

Another attempt at another “Ruling Class Dynasty”, NO THANK YOU!!!

shifty henry October 1, 2015 at 10:04 am

The feud between the two politicians had been going on for years, but finally one day his opponent’s bullying, thieving tactics caused the politician to blow his stack. He vented his spleen in a venomous letter, but when his seasoned secretary brought it in for his signature, she ventured the opinion that it was a bit strong. So he cut a few of the most offensive bits,
but the secretary still felt it should be toned down.

“All right,” he grumbled as he struck out a few more choice phrases, “But at this rate that schmuck’s likely to miss the point entirely.”

Finally, the secretary brought in the third version for his
approval. “I suppose this’ll have to do,” said the politician grudgingly, “but you’ve made a couple of typing errors. There’s no ‘C’ in extortion, subpoena has an ‘O’ in it, and his wife’s name is Lucille.”

shifty henry October 1, 2015 at 10:10 am

What our great-granddads were laughing about—-

(1) “All these folks for me?” “No, those are candidates, friend.”

(2) “My father was just itching for a political office.”
“Did he get over it?”
“Yep. They scratched him at the polls.”

(3) “My father was a great politician in his day.”
“Oh, yeah, what did he run for?”
“The state line!”

(4) A politician was complaining to his neighbor about the news organizations lack of coverage of his speeches.“It’s a complete conspiracy of silence against me, I tell you, a complete
conspiracy of silence. What should I do about it?”
His neighbor replied, “Join it!”

scotty October 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

It would appear there is a family addiction to political office. WTF were else can you scam tons of tax payers cash and be a full time asshole and haing the media suck up to you.

stumpknocker October 1, 2015 at 10:53 am

don’t forget, you are above the law too

dm10ae October 1, 2015 at 11:04 am

I don’t care if his name is Jesse James, if he does right by the voters and taxpayers, then I’d like to see him get the seat.

Bye bye October 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

If history serves, how likely is that? This guy is already a greased pig because of Pappy’s pork deals.

CorruptionInColumbia October 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

“My daddy was a politician and made tons of money from the taxpayers by brokering lots of crooked deals. It is my birthright to do the same. If they were stupid enough to vote for my daddy or Slimehouse, they’ll be stupid enough to vote for me.”
— Trey

Jim October 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm

And he will be right. All he has to do is get that R beside his name and he is in office. We are a stupid state, full of stupid people.

Conservative values October 1, 2015 at 3:11 pm

That’s because all those people with(R) by their names possess,

“Conservative values.”

Don’t believe me?Ask them!

jimlewisowb October 1, 2015 at 11:46 am

Reckon the little fella saw how fat and sassy his daddy got sucking on Mother Carolina’s tit and butt fucking the taxpayer that he will give it a run

Fuckin’ Junior Cockroach

SC REF October 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

So Guerard sacks Limehouse and these ambulance chasers pile on? That ought to tell you something about these guys right there.

Yelsewh October 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Trey Harrell is a moron and so is anyone who votes for him.

Denozitall October 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Whoa, how unfortunate.

SP October 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

Finally a politician we can trust

capital bonehead October 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Hes right in the middle with the rest of the crooks (Peter McCoy, etc….) taking orders from the low country beach boys and making sure their work gets done or I should say, Nothing gets Done. :Look who he clerked for. Same Judge thats in trouble with McCoy…Can’t wait to see the silver bracelets on them…


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