Longtime lawmaker won't seek reelection

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW) -- After much rumor and speculation, Representative Roland Smith tells News 12 he won't seek reelection in November 2014.

The upcoming session will mark Rep. Smith's 26th year serving in the South Carolina House of Representative. For 18 of those years, he has served as Aiken County's legislative delegation chairman.

On January 13th at 5:00 PM, Smith plans to make the formal announcement to the delegation in its scheduled meeting.

Smith is former chairman of the House Ethics Committee. Smith tells News 12 he believes he accomplished his goal of economic development. He says he was instrumental in legislation promoting economic growth.

Smith lives in Warrenville with his wife, Peggy.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.

WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 newsroom@wrdw.com Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237961131 - wrdw.com/a?a=237961131
Gray Television, Inc.