South Carolina House speaker announced Tuesday morning he won’t be seeking re-election in November

South Carolina – On Tuesday morning, the South Carolina Speaker of the House Jay Lucas announced he won’t be seeking re-election in November.

The Republican representative, who has served in the House since 1999 and was elected Speaker in 2014, announced his decision in the House Chamber on Tuesday.

“I will hope that each of you believes I have been a worthy servant of this chamber,” Lucas said.

Once Lucas announced his decision, South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick released a statement on Tuesday thanking Lucas for the years he dedicated serving and commitment to the conservative causes.

“We want to sincerely thank Speaker Lucas for his years of service and commitment to our conservative causes,” McKissick said.

“Over the years, we’ve worked together on building our Party, securing the integrity of our elections, and strengthening the Republican cause across our state. We’ll miss his leadership, but wish him well in his retirement.”

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