Dear friends and neighbors,
Last week marked the first week of the 2023-2024 Legislative Session. We begin another year in South Carolina with large Republican majorities in both the State House of Representatives and the State Senate. On Tuesday, Speaker Murrell Smith gaveled the session in as over 700 bills made their way across his desk. These bills were assigned to their respective committees where my colleagues and I will begin refining them in committee until they are ready to be placed on the House floor for debate.
On Wednesday, I joined the entire General Assembly as we led the procession down the State House steps to witness Governor Henry McMaster, Lt. Governor Pamela Evette, and our Constitutional Officers being sworn in for the next four years. Gov. McMaster’s Inaugural address commended the General Assembly for passing the largest income tax cut in state history last year, appropriating over a billion and half dollars for new water, sewer, stormwater and infrastructure needs around the state, and ensuring we saved our budget surplus so that we now have the largest rainy day reserve fund balance in state history. Gov. McMaster outlined a bold vision that focuses on education, properly funding law enforcement, and making sure the process of electing judges is transparent and accountable. I look forward to working hand in hand with the Governor and our Constitutional Officers in making South Carolina a better and safer place to live and to raise a family.
This past month the House Republican Caucus outlined our agenda for the 2023-2024 Legislative session. I believe that the success of South Carolina is dependent on these five pillars:
- Improve Statewide Economic Development to Ensure Prosperity
- Reform our Education System so Students are Better Prepared for the Workforce
- Limit Government by Implementing Fiscal Discipline and Responsibility
- Increase Personal Freedom and Encourage Conservative Values
- Prioritize Public Safety and make Law and Order a Top Priority
I am committed to introducing and supporting legislation in the upcoming session that will elevate our State by focusing on each of these pillars. It is my honor to serve you in the South Carolina State House of Representatives and I look forward to serving on the Legislative Oversight Committee and as Chairman of the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee.
- Updates from the Governor
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As always, it is an honor to serve you. If you have any questions or concerns, or if I can be of service to you in any way, please feel free to contact me.
I’m at your service!
It is my honor to be of service to you and to serve District 83. If you need assistance navigating state government, or have any thoughts or concerns about what we are doing, please do not hesitate to contact me!
District 83 – SC House of Representatives
For more information or have questions or comments on what I am doing in Columbia? Give me a call!
Home Phone: (803) 278-0892
Business Phone: (803) 279-8855
Columbia Phone: (803) 212-6898
Contact your Representatives
United States Congressman Joe Wilson — (202) 225-2452
United States Congressman Jeff Duncan — (202) 225-5301
SC Senator Shane Massey — (803) 480- 0419
SC Senator Tom Young — (803) 212-6000
SC House of Representative Bill Hixon — (803) 279-8855
Follow these links for more information about your state and national level representatives.