Jay Lucas not seeking reelection

March 15, 2022

S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas announced today that he will not seek reelection.

Governor Henry McMaster issued the following statement:

“Speaker Jay Lucas has served the people of South Carolina with distinction for over two decades, and I have been fortunate enough to call him a friend for all of those years. Our work together has been close and constant and his leadership has produced unprecedented growth and prosperity for all the people in our great state. I look forward to continuing our partnership through the end of this session.”

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Morgan released the following statement:

“The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce would like to thank House Speaker Jay Lucas for his many years of exemplary service to our state and his strong support for the business community. Speaker Lucas led with integrity and understood the essential role that job creators play in our state’s success, and we are all better off as a result of his hard work. On behalf of the state’s business community, we wish him the best on his well-deserved retirement and continued success as he begins the next chapter.”