May 16, 2022 As our regular session has ended, for those of you who have not heard, I am retiring from my service in the House and will not seek re-election. Of course, I will represent our great District 85, until the election in November decides my successor. Honor andContinue Reading

by Al Dozier A crowd of Irmo citizens and residents from neighboring communities sounded off at Tuesday’s town council meeting against a zoning change they say would wreak havoc on their neighborhoods. “It will open up a Pandora’s box,” said Greg Zimmerman. People are going to hate it.” “Keep theContinue Reading

The public will soon have the chance to give feedback on Richland County’s operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. An in-person public hearing is scheduled for 6 pm May 19 in Council Chambers at the Richland County Administrative Building,Continue Reading

State Rep. RJ May endorses Kilmartin A capacity crowd packed into Alodia’s Cucina Italiana of Irmo to kickoff Conservative Republican Businessman Jay Kilmartin’s campaign for State House District 85 to replace retiring Rep. Chip Huggins. The event took place on Monday night, May 9th. Kilmartin was introduced by his wifeContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Local citizens responding to a survey asking about new bus stops say it would have a negative effect on the town, according to a review of responses. “Half the people say it’s a bad idea,” Councilman Erik Sickinger said at Tuesday’s Town Council Workshop.  Some say theContinue Reading

By the time you read this update, the SC House will have adjourned Sine Die, or the end of the 2021-2022 regular Legislative Session. There is work still left to complete and so we will come back to Columbia in the coming weeks and into the summer. The BudgetFirst andContinue Reading

Christian Stegmaier has entered the 4-way race to replace Chip Huggins in House District 85. Stegmaier is a lifelong resident of the Irmo-Chapin area. His campaign is focused on the real issues that affect the everyday lives of citizens living in Irmo and Chapin. Specifically, Stegmaier’s platform is focused on:Continue Reading

Conservative Candidate for State House Proposes Action to Safeguard SC Ballots Rebecca Blackburn Hines, Republican candidate for South Carolina House District 85, announced her new proposal to finally secure Palmetto State elections. She is also proposing voter registration by political party. “South Carolinians are demanding that their elections be bothContinue Reading