State Rep. Smith says he will seek another term

By Kayla Robins
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 2/7/18

An attorney who represents Sumter has announced he wants to continue his role as a legislator in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

District 67 state Rep. G. Murrell Smith will seek re-election in November for the seat he has held since …

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State Rep. Smith says he will seek another term

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An attorney who represents Sumter has announced he wants to continue his role as a legislator in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

District 67 state Rep. G. Murrell Smith will seek re-election in November for the seat he has held since 2001, he announced this week.

Smith said he was "heavily involved" in the development and completion of Central Carolina Technical College's new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center and that he "has been instrumental in furthering the economic development of Sumter, as well as improving health care in the community and state."

The Republican legislator serves on the Ethics and Ways and Means committees and said Sumter's "strong legislative delegation, Team Sumter, will continue to fight for the citizens of Sumter County by giving them a voice."

If re-elected, Smith said he and his colleagues will focus on seeking economic opportunity, providing a trained and ready workforce and meeting the needs of the area's service members and retirees.

He has received several Legislator of the Year awards and was recognized for his commitment for the Telehealth Patient Healthcare Alliance by the Medical University of South Carolina.

Smith said he is proud of the gains the Sumter area has made in recent years.

"We have grown by leaps and bounds, both in terms of economic success and a trained, readily available workforce, as well as having two well-respected Sumter jurists serving on both the S.C. Supreme Court and the Circuit Court," he said. "We have a great team in place, and I'm confident we will continue our current successes for the people of Sumter County."

Smith is married to the former Macaulay White. They have two children.