Sandifer named to one of top leadership positions in the S.C. legislature.
(Seneca, SC) –State Representative Bill Sandifer has been re-elected by his fellow House members to serve as Chairman of the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee (LCI). LCI debates all business-related legislative matters for the House and is one of only six standing committees in the S.C. House of Representatives. Sandifer was first elected to serve as House LCI Chairman in 2008.
Sandifer says that he chose to seek re-election as LCI Chairman because he sees an opportunity to create public policy that will improve the state’s business climate and help the private sector create much-needed jobs.
“To strengthen our state’s economy, South Carolina needs quality jobs, so that more of our families can get back to work,” Sandifer said. “We need to do everything possible to make South Carolina pro-business, so that we can attract and grow the kind of jobs that will raise our per capita income, make South Carolina a prosperous state, and help more of our citizens enjoy a good quality of life.”
As the nation continues to emerge from the recession, Sandifer said that he believes the next legislative session, which begins in January, will offer some great possibilities to reform areas like the economy, education and spending.
“I am looking forward to getting back to work in Columbia,” Sandifer said. “As LCI Chairman, I believe I will have a great opportunity to fight for important reforms that will help South Carolina emerge from the recession with a stronger economy.”
Sandifer has represented S.C. House District 2 in Oconee County since 1994. In addition to the LCI chairmanship, he has held several leadership positions in the General Assembly. He has served on the House Ethics Committee and as Chief Majority Whip. He is the longest serving Republican member of the LCI committee and previously chaired LCI’s Public Utilities Subcommittee, which addresses the current and future energy needs of South Carolina. In addition to his years of public service, Sandifer was a small-business owner in Seneca for many years.