Third District: Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens & Saluda.
Administrative Coordinator: Nina Gates, 803-896-5259
Assumed Commissionership July 1, 1998
Current term ends June 30, 2012. Due to redistricting, term has been extended until the General Assembly elections are held in 2013.
Born in Newberry, South Carolina.
Children: Amy; Jason; Lauren; Jeremy
Graduated from Hollywood High School in 1968; received an A.A. in general studies from Spartanburg Methodist College in 1970; received a B.S. in Physical Education, with an English minor from Lander University in 1972. He was a member of the SC Probate Judges' Association. He has over 200 hours of CLE certified hours from SC Court Administration.
Served as Vice Chairman on the Saluda County Council, 1981-1987; appointed Probate Judge, 1987-1988; and elected as the Saluda County Probate Judge 1988 - 1998.
Served on the following civic, charitable, etc. organizations:
- Hollywood Ruritan Club-President
- South Carolina Guernsey Cattle Club-President
- Hickory Grove Advent Christian Men's Fellowship-Chairman
Elected to Public Service Commission of South Carolina, July 1, 1998.
Member, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
- Committee on Telecommunications
- Liasion to Committees on Critical Infrastructure and Telecommunications
Member, Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC).
Served as Public Service Commission Vice Chairman, July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2004.
Served as Public Service Commission Chairman, July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2006.
Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) Board of Directors, April 2011.
Federal - State Joint Board on Universal Service, February 2012.
Elected as Public Service Commission Vice Chairman, July 11, 2012.