October 21, 2014 •
South Carolina Parties Agree on Constitutional Amendment
A constitutional amendment on the November ballot to allow the adjutant general to be appointed has the support of both the Republican and Democratic parties. The adjutant general oversees the state’s National Guard and is currently an elected position held by Bob Livingston, an Army major general.
The parties have jointly launched “Troops Leading Troops,” a social media project encouraging voters to support the amendment.
The adjutant general position will be appointed by the governor beginning in January 2019, if the amendment passes. Party leaders believe the measure would take politics out of choosing the adjutant general and ensure officeholders are adequately qualified.
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