March 20, 2014 •
South Carolina Senate Pro Tempore Would Decline Lieutenant Governor Position
The lieutenant governor’s office could be vacant if Glenn McConnell is selected as the College of Charleston’s next president on July 1. Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson is next in line to become lieutenant governor, but said he would not take the office if school trustees choose McConnell.
South Carolina would not have a lieutenant governor until January, 2015 when the winner of the November general election takes the oath of office. A constitutional amendment passed in 2012 will end the separate ticket for lieutenant governor beginning with the 2018 election.
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