COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Pee Dee will be represented on the South Carolina Senate's redistricting subcommittee.
Luke Rankin, the chairman of the subcommittee, announced that Ronnie Sabb, Chip Campson III, Dick Harpootlian, Margie Bright Matthews, Scott Talley and Tom Young Jr. are the members of the committee.
The Senate district that Sabb represents includes a portion of southern Florence County, all of Williamsburg County, the western two-thirds of Georgetown County and northern Berkeley County.
“The members of our bipartisan subcommittee represent a wide range of different experiences and perspectives. I look forward to our working together on a redistricting process that is fair and equitable to all South Carolinians," Rankin said in a news release.
The committee is split four to three in favor of the Republicans. Rankin, Campson, Talley and Young are Republicans. Sabb, Harpootlian and Bright Matthews are Democrats.
The subcommittee will hold an organizational meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 105 of the Gressette Building at the Statehouse in Columbia. A schedule of the public hearings with the dates, locations, and times will be announced in the near future.
Districts for the General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives are redrawn every 10 years, after the census is taken, to meet the requirements of federal and state law. This process ensures that members of the General Assembly and South Carolina’s members to the U.S. House of Representatives are elected from districts with approximately the same population.
For additional information about the public hearings, redistricting subcommittee meetings, and other information related to the Senate redistricting process, email email@example.com or call 803-212-6634.