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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 Pavilion 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 Pavilion 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 Pavilion 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 Pavilion 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 Pavilion Complex is the first left on Richland Street.

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

     


              STAFF                                                             

     

    Ami R. Franklin                                                                Interim Executive Director

    Michael R. Burchstead                                                    General Counsel

    Terri W. Connor                                                               Administrative Assistant

    Sandra D. McClellan                                                        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

    COMMISSIONERS

    Members and their Congressional District

    City

    Term

    Congressional Dist.

    Frances E. "Frank" Grimball
    First


    Mt. Pleasant


    6/30/13 - 6/30/18


    First

    Thomas Miller Galardi

    Aiken

    6/30/13 - 6/30/18

    Second

    Clisby "Sandy" P. Templeton
    Third 

    Laurens
     

     6/30/2013 - 6/30/2018
     


    Third

    James I. Warren
    Fourth

     Greenville

     5/31/15 - 5/31/20

    Fourth


    Twana N. Burris-Alcide
    Fifth

     Rock Hill

     6/30/13 - 6/30/18

    Fifth

    Regina H. Lewis
    Sixth

     Columbia

    6/30/2013 - 6/30/2018

    Sixth

    Julie S. Jeffords-Moose
    Seventh

    Florence

    6/30/12 - 6/30/17

    At-large

    Brian M. Barnwell
    At-large

    Eastover

    6/30/15 - 6/30/20


    At-large

    Sherri A. Lydon
    At-large

    Columbia 6/30/11 - 6/30/16 At-large