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Statehouse Welcomes New Members

The General Assembly started their new session on Tuesday, and there are some fresh faces at the Statehouse.  There are 19 new SC House members and 10 new members to the SC Senate; however, the House will be taking on more members with no legislative experience, as 4 newly-elected Senators are fresh off terms in the House.  Below is a full list of newly-elected members of the South Carolina General Assembly.

New SC House Members
Rep. Beth E. Bernstein (D-Richland)
Rep. Heather A. Crawford (R-Horry)
Rep. MaryGail K. Douglas (D-Fairfield)
Rep. Raye Felder (R-York)
Rep. Kirkman Finlay, III (R-Richland)
Rep. Craig A. Gagnon (R-Abbeville)
Rep. J. Wayne George (D-Marion)
Rep. Stephen Goldfinch, Jr. (R-Georgetown)
Rep. Kevin Hardee (R-Horry)
Rep. Ralph Shealy Kennedy, Jr. (R-Lexington)
Rep. Weston J. Newton (R-Beaufort)
Rep. Mandy P. Norrell (D-Lancaster)
Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway (D-Clarendon)
Rep. Robert S. Riley (R-Greenwood)
Rep. Samuel Rivers, Jr. (R-Berkeley)
Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson (D-Greenville)
Rep. Mike Ryhal (R-Horry)
Rep. Don L. Wells (R-Aiken)
Rep. Donna H. Wood (R-Spartanburg)

New SC Senate Members
Sen. Karl B. Allen (D-Greenville)
Sen. Sean Bennett (R-Dorchester)
Sen. Tom Corbin (R-Greenville)
Sen. Greg Hembree (R-Horry)
Sen. Kevin L. Johnson (D-Clarendon)
Sen. Thomas McElveen, III (D-Sumter)
Sen. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington)
Sen. Paul Thurmond (R-Charleston)
Sen. Ross Turner (R-Greenville)
Sen. Tom Young, Jr. (R-Aiken)