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AGENCY MISSION STATEMENT

The State Ethics Commission is an agency of state government responsible for the enforcement of the Ethics Reform Act of 1991 to restore public trust in government.  The mission of the State Ethics Commission is to carry out this mandate by ensuring compliance with the state's laws on financial disclosure, lobbyist/lobbyist's principal disclosure and campaign disclosure; regulating lobbyists and lobbying organizations; issuing advisory opinions interpreting the statute; educating public officeholders and the public on the requirements of the state's ethics laws; conducting criminal and administrative investigations of violations of the state's ethics laws; and prosecuting violators either administratively or criminally.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS

Office Hours:      8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,  Monday through Friday,  excluding State Holidays

  
Street/Mailing Address:     5000 Thurmond Mall, Suite 250
                                               Columbia, SC  29201

Phone:      (803) 253-4192

Fax:          (803) 253-7539

 

DIRECTIONS

To our office from: 

Greenville or Spartanburg:

Take I-26 (East) to I-126 (east) into Columbia.

Take the Huger Street exit and take your first left onto Richland Street.

The Vista Towers Complex is the first left on Richland Street.

We are located in building 5000, Suite 250 (2nd Floor).

Charleston:

Take I-26 (West) to I-126 (East) Columbia exit (#108). This exit will put you onto I-126 (East).

Take the Huger Street exit and take your first left onto Richland Street.

The Vista Towers Complex is the first left on Richland Street.

We are located in building 5000, Suite 250 (2nd Floor).

Augusta:

Take I-20 (East) to the Columbia exit (#64-A). This exit will put you onto I-126 (East).

Take the Huger Street exit and take your first left onto Richland Street.

The Vista Towers Complex is the first left on Richland Street.

We are located in building 5000, Suite 250 (2nd Floor).

Florence:

Take I-20 (West) to Highway 277 until it becomes Bull Street.

Follow Bull Street until it intersects with Elmwood Avenue.

Turn right onto Elmwood Avenue.

Take the Huger Street exit and take your first left onto Richland Street.

The Vista Towers Complex is the first left on Richland Street.

We are located in building 5000, Suite 250 (2nd Floor).

Charlotte:

Take I-77 (South) to Highway 277 until it becoms Bull Street.

Follow Bull Street until it intersects with Elmwood Avenue.

Turn right onto Elmwood Avenue.

Take the Huger Street exit and take your first left onto Richland Street.

The Vista Towers Complex is the first left on Richland Street.

We are located in building 5000, Suite 250 (2nd Floor).

           

COMMISSIONERS

Brian M. Barnwell, Chair

Victor K. Li, Vice-Chair

Donald Gist

Don Jackson

Brandolyn Thomas Pinkston

Rick Reams III

Childs Cantey Thrasher

Ashleigh R. Wilson

 

STAFF                                                             

Steven W. Hamm                                Interim Executive Director

Ami R. Franklin                                    Assistant Director

Sandra D. Willis                                   Supervisor - Disclosure Section

Kristin S. Nabors                                  Supervisor - Non-Compliance

Karen A. Wiggins                                 Administrative Specialist

Lessie Cheeseboro                              Administrative Specialist

James T. Bagnall                                  Chief Investigator

Ryanne W. Caldwell                             Senior Investigator 

Frank E. Schumpert                              Investigator

Kevin P. Hinson                                    Investigator