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Garry Smith's Biography

Office:

Full Name:

Garry R. Smith

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Brenda; 2 Children: Michael, Dana

Birth Date:

03/04/1957

Birth Place:

Aiken, SC

Home City:

Simpsonville, SC

MPA, Public Administration, University of South Carolina, 1980-1983

BA, History/Political Science, University of South Carolina-Aiken, 1975-1979

Representative, South Carolina State House of Representatives, District 27, 2003-present

Candidate, South Carolina State House of Representatives, District 27, 2018, 2020

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, South Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Healthcare, South Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Legislative, Executive, and Local Government, South Carolina State House of Representatives

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Property Tax, South Carolina State House of Representatives

Adjunct Professor, Political Science at North Greenville University, 2017-present

Vice President, Burkhold Smith Planning & Management, 2008-present

Managing Partner, Nin Tai Enterprises

Administrator, City of Simpsonville, 1992-1995

Administrator, Bamberg County, 1988-1992

Assistant Administrator, Aiken County, 1985-1988

President, Simpsonville United Methodist Men's Ministry, 2003

President, Hillcrest High School's Take Down Club, 1998-2001

President, Simpsonville Rotary Club, 1997-1998

Chair, Greenville County Chief Administrative Official Group, 1995

Chair, South Carolina City and County Management Association Committee on City Legislative Issues, 1993-1994

President, South Carolina Managers, Administrators, and Supervisors, 1991-1992

President, American Society of Public Administrators, South Carolina Chapter, 1988-1990

Member, Governor Carroll Campbell's Homeless Task Force, 1990

Awards:

Terry Haskins Award, Greenville County GOP;
Thomas Jefferson Legislator of the Year Award, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC);
Legislator of the Year Award; South Carolina Habitat for Humanity;
South Carolina Governor's Pollution Prevention Award for Small Business, 2002;
South Carolina Businessman of the Year, 2003;

Date of Wedding Anniversary:

August 4, 1979

Spouse's Occupation:

Teacher for 33years in the Greenville County School System.

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