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Govan begins tenure as chair of S.C. Legislative Black Caucus

COLUMBIA – State Rep. Jerry N. Govan Jr., D-Orangeburg, has started his tenure as chairman of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.

Govan will lead the historic organization during the course of the 123rd S.C. General Assembly regular session, which runs 2019 through 2020.

This will be the second stint for Govan as head of the SCLBC. He previously served as chairman during the 115th S.C. General Assembly session, 2002-2004.

“I am honored to once again lead this great organization. We have important work to do over the next two years. My goal will be to work with organizations and individuals committed to improving the lives of minority communities in South Carolina with the focus of passing meaningful legislation. Cooperatively working together, I truly believe we can make lasting improvements in our state,” Govan said.

“My priorities as chair will center on public education, health care, criminal justice reform, job creation and working to improve conditions in our rural communities,” he said.

The 2019-20 South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus consists of 44 members of the S.C. General Assembly, which includes 13 senators and 31 state representatives.

The SCLBC was formally organized in 1975 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on improving, empowering and inspiring minority communities across South Carolina.

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