Skelton announces re-election bid

CLEMSON — State Representative B.R. Skelton announced last week that he will seek re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives this November.
Skelton serves District 3, which covers Clemson, Six Mile, Central, and Norris.
“It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the people of Pickens County” said Skelton. “There are still many opportunities to help our community and improve our quality of life here in our state. I hope the people of District 3 will give me the opportunity to keep fighting for them.”
Skelton is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees all taxing and spending legislation, including writing the state budget.
“B.R. is driven by conviction and facts, and the Republican Caucus looks to him for his unique perspective on economic and fiscal issues,” said Majority Leader Kenny Bingham. “He serves the people of his district well, and he brings a valued voice on economics to the Ways and Means Committee. We need the people of Pickens County to send B.R. back to Columbia.”
With more than 30 years of public service in Pickens County and in the Legislature, Skelton has a proven record of leadership. He is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at Clemson University, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He has served on Alliance Pickens, as Chairman of the Pickens County “C” Fund Transportation Committee, and as Chairman of the Board of Helping Hands of Clemson.
As a business owner, Skelton is an experienced job creator in the community. His work as Chairman of the Pickens County Industrial Park Committee helped attract new industry to Pickens County with approximately $90 million in investments, $40 million a year in payroll and 1200 new jobs in the local economy.
Skelton has four children. He and his wife Vickie live in Six Mile.
“B.R. is a good friend and major ally in passing conservative agendas that help the private sector grow our economy, create jobs and move our state forward,” House Speaker Bobby Harrell said. “He has been instrumental in cutting taxes, improving education and fighting for common sense government reforms. Our state greatly benefits from B.R.’s leadership in the House.”