After successful handily within the June Democratic main, veteran District 95 Rep. Jerry Govan of Orangeburg is going through a third-party challenger on Nov. 3.
Govan is opposed by Willie Legette of the Labor Occasion.
In June, Govan defeated challenger Kevin Ray with 4,404 votes, receiving 76.83% of the vote. Ray acquired 1,328 votes for 23.17%.
Legette is a 30-year professor of political science at South Carolina State College and a founding member of the S.C. Labor Occasion in 2006. The social gathering has poll standing within the state and advocates for staff.
Govan is a retired educator. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in political science and a grasp’s diploma in educating. Govan can be a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Govan detailed his expertise related to the Home place.
“I’ve served within the Common Meeting since 1992, and previous to that labored in varied positions within the Common Meeting, equivalent to a legislative aide and later as a analysis assistant in Senate Analysis,” Govan stated.
“After being elected to the Common Meeting, I’ve served on key committees, together with the Home Judiciary Committee, the Medical Navy Municipal Affairs Committee and presently the place I sit because the senior rating member of the Home Training Committee,” Govan stated.