Friday, January 7th
Mid December SummervilleNews.net reported on District 97 State Representative Mandy Kimmons abruptly resigning from her post. As a result of her resignation in the middle of a 2 year term, there is now a battle brewing in the Dorchester & Colleton County area for the upcoming May special election to fill her seat.
Former Solicitor Robby Robbins filed today seeking the Republican nomination for the recently vacated S.C. House District 97 seat.
Robbins lives in both the current district and the new House 97 district and is committed to running in both the special election and the regular election this year.
“We need a representative that can parlay their experience into getting things done. My career as an attorney and civic leader positions me to understand what needs to change and how to make it happen.” Said Robbins.
“A strong economy, preserving our values, and building better roads and school systems are the backbone of what makes our communities special. They will be my focus if elected to represent the citizens of House District 97,” said Robbins, who is pro-life and a strong second amendment supporter.
Robbins is a former Solicitor of the First Judicial Circuit. As Solicitor, he was the lead prosecutor for Dorchester, Calhoun, and Orangeburg counties. Robbins has also served the last six years as the SCDOT commissioner for the First Congressional District.
Robbins, who grew up in St. George and lives in Summerville, has served on many local and regional boards for both government and private civic organizations. He has been chair of both the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce.
Robbins is married to Mary Bryce Robbins. They have lived in the Knightsville area of Summerville for more than 20 years. He earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and his law degree from the University of South Carolina.
We'll continue to follow this race and report on the candidates as news becomes available.