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Representative Gary Simrill (left) with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

J. Gary Simrill (born May 29, 1966) is an American politician. He is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 46th District, serving since 1992. On December 6, 2016, he was elected by the South Carolina House Republican Majority to serve a two-year term as the South Carolina House Majority Leader.[1][circular reference] He is a member of the Republican party.[2]

Gary Simrill
Majority Leader of the South Carolina House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 6, 2016
Preceded byBruce W. Bannister
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 46th district
Assumed office
January 1993
Preceded byWes Hayes
Personal details
Born (1966-05-29) May 29, 1966 (age 53)
Rock Hill, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationWinthrop University (BA)

Simrill was the primary sponsor of the Infrastructure and Economic Development Act that went into effect on July 1, 2017.

During the 2019 Legislative Session he authored and shepherded through the General Assembly the bill that allowed the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facilities to Rock Hill, South Carolina.

AwardsEdit

Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina [3]- 2013 Legislator of the Year

South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture[4]- 2013 Advocate of the Year

South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation[5]- 2013 Legislator of the Year

Clemson University Board of Visitors - 2016 Legislative Leadership Award

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development[6]- 2016 Legislator of the Year

South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association[7]- 2017 Legislator of the Year

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce[8]- 2017 Public Servant of the Year

Maritime Association of South Carolina - 2018 Legislator of the Year

South Carolina BIPEC[9]- The Sword & Mace Award

Keystone Substance Abuse Services - Special Legislative Award

South Carolina State Firefighters Association - Society of the Maltese Cross

The American Legion[10] Department of SC - Special Legislative Award

Winthrop University[11] - Honorary Doctorate of Laws

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Carolina House of Representatives - Wikipedia". en.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  2. ^ "Gary Simrill". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Behavioral Health Services of South Carolina". www.behavioralhealthofsc.org. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  4. ^ "South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture". scadvocates4ag. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  5. ^ "South Carolina Farm Bureau | Farm & Food Advocacy, Leadership & Service". www.scfb.org. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  6. ^ "SCACED". SCACED. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  7. ^ "South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association | Columbia, SC". South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association | Columbia, SC. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  8. ^ "Homepage". South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  9. ^ "SCBIPEC". www.scbipec.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  10. ^ "American Legion", Wikipedia, 2019-07-08, retrieved 2019-07-10
  11. ^ "Winthrop University", Wikipedia, 2019-06-26, retrieved 2019-07-10
South Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bruce W. Bannister
Majority Leader of the South Carolina House of Representatives
2016–present
Incumbent