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Vice Chairman Randy Mitchell: District 3

mitchellSaluda, S.C.

Third District: All of Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda, as well as parts of Newberry and Greenville.

Term: 1998-2013

Assumed Commissionership July 1, 1998

Elected Chairman for a period ending June 30, 2013.

Born in Newberry, South Carolina.

Spouse: Wanda

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.