Yancey McGill

Yancey McGill, a Republican running for South Carolina governor, has an extensive political history in the state.

South Carolina gubernatorial candidate, former state senator and former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill will address the Aiken Republican Club on Tuesday, March 27, at the club's monthly luncheon.

The meeting will be held at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St.

Registration and social time will be from 10:30 to 11:55 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.

The cost of the luncheon for members is $18 and $23 for non-members.

Reservations may be made by using Eventbrite. Reservations may also be made by emailing aikenscrepublicanclub@gmail.com.

Payment will be at the door by cash or check.

Reservations and cancellations will be accepted until noon Monday, March 26.

McGill is a Republican candidate for governor in the June 12 primary. He served as a state senator for 26 years beginning in 1988, and was elected president pro tempore of the S.C. Senate in 2014. Following the resignation of Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, he became the lieutenant governor.

John Yancey McGill was born in Kingstree. A lifelong Kingstree resident, the former mayor of Kingstree graduated from Kingstree High School and later attended The Citadel and Francis Marion College, where he received one of several honorary doctorate degrees for his work throughout the state.

McGill will discuss his record, candidacy and platform.

In announcing his run for governor, McGill said, “It is a simple truth, the state government is rigged to work against you and your family. I know this because I spent the better part of three decades navigating this system and working through its loopholes and burdensome regulations to do what was best for the people of my district who elected me. My experience has taken me from a small-town mayor, to state senator, to your lieutenant governor. I have navigated this system better than most – and I know you deserve better."

The Aiken Republican Club is a social club hosting monthly luncheon meetings for Aiken-area conservatives.

Want to go?

WHAT: Aiken Republican Club meeting

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27

WHERE: Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St.

COST: Admission is $18 for members and $23 for non-members

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email aikenscrepublicanclub@gmail.com