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G. O’Neal Hamilton


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Bennettsville, S.C.

Seventh District: Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Horry, Georgetown


Administrative Coordinator: Tricia DeSanty, 803-896-5259

Assumed Commissionership 2004
Current term ends June 30, 2020


Associate Degree, Business Administration, North Greenville College
Financial and Insurance Designations, L.U.T.C.F
Continuing Education, Financial and Insurance, 20 years
Various additional professional and management schools completed
Completed the Annual Regulatory Studies Program (Camp NARUC) at Michigan State University, 2004
Completed the Administrative Law: Fair Hearing Course of the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada, 2004

Professional Experience:

Agency Manager, Farm Bureau, Retired 2001

Government Experience:

Marlboro County Council, Chairman 2004
South Carolina Highway Commission, 1990 – 1991
Bennettsville City Council, 1992 – 2004
Pee Dee Regional Council of Government 

  • Member
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Loan Committee and Transportation Committee

National Association of Development Organizations
South Carolina Association of Regional Councils

  • Member
  • Member, Board of Directors

South Carolina Association of Counties

  • Member,  Land Use, Natural Resources and Transportation Steering Committee

National Association of Counties

  • Member, Rural Affairs & Agricultural Committee
  • Member, Rural Action Caucus

Public Service Commission of South Carolina,  Elected March 2004

  • Vice Chairman Public Service Commission, July 1, 2004
  • Chairman Elected Public Service Commission, July 1, 2006
  • Chairman Elected Public Service Commission, July 1, 2013

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

  • Member, 2004
  • Committee on Gas, 2004
  • Chairman, Committee on Gas 2008

Other Civic Involvement:

Past President - Bennettsville Rotary Club
Past Chairman - Marlboro County Development Board
Past Chairman - Marlboro Recreational Center
Past President - Marlboro Chamber of Commerce
Past Chairman - Marlboro Transportation Committee
Bennettsville Jaycees

  • Past President
  • Past State Vice President

Scout Master, 10 years
High School Football Official, 20 years
United Way of Marlboro County