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Murrell Smith, Jr.'s Biography

Office: State House (SC) - District 67, Republican

Contact Information

525 Blatt Building
Columbia, SC 29201

Post Office Box 580
Sumter, SC 29151

Full Name:

George Murrell Smith, Jr.

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Macaulay; 2 Children: Mary, George III

Birth Date:

05/15/1968

Birth Place:

Florence, SC

Home City:

Sumter, SC

Religion:

Presbyterian

JD, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1990-1993

BA, History/Government, Wofford College, 1990

Representative, South Carolina State House of Representatives, District 67, 2001-present

Candidate, South Carolina State House of Representatives, District 67, 2018

Former First Vice Chair, Judiciary Committee, South Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Criminal Laws, South Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Sales and Income Tax, South Carolina State House of Representatives

Attorney, Smith | Robinson, 2019-present

Owner, Reliable Medical Equipment of South Carolina

Attorney/Partner, Lee, Erter, Wilson, Holler and Smith, Limited Liability Company, 1998-2019

Attorney, Young, Young and Reiter, 1993-1998

Member, South Carolina Military Base Task Force, 2009-present

Member, Commission of Indigent Defense, 2005-present

Member, Sumter Palmetto Rotary Club, 1994-present

Member, First Presbyterian Church, present

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Defense Research Institute

Member, John Belton O’Neil Inn of Court

Member, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Member, South Carolina Bar Association

Member, South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association

Member, South Carolina Military Affairs Commission

Member, Sumter County Bar Association

Former Member, Trinity United Methodist Church

Vice-Chair, Sentencing Reform Commission, 2010

Member/Chair, Sumter County Public Defender Corporation Board, 1998-2006

Member, Sumter Gallery of Art Board, 2003-2005

Member, Wofford Alumni Executive Committee, 2003-2005

Awards:

Wilson Hall Alumni of the Year, 2003;
Legislator of the Year, Victim's Assistance Network, 2005;
Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Solicitor's Association, 2005;
Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Prosecution Coordination Commission, 2005;
Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Public Defender Association, 2007;
The Daniel Award, Gun Owners of South Carolina, 2007;
Legislator of the Year, Humane Society, 2007;
Outstanding Achievement Award, Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, 2008;
Legislator of the Year, Arson Investigators, 2008;
House Member of the Year, South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police, 2008;
Distinguished Service Award, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, 2009;
Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Human Services Provider's Association;

Father's Name:

George Murrell Smith

Mother's Name:

Jody Hill Smith

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