Rep. Lee Hewitt awarded Legislator of the Year by SC Farm Bureau

The SC Farm Bureau awarded Rep. Lee Hewitt House Legislator of the Year at their annual meeting on December 1st in Myrtle Beach.

"These awards are presented to individuals who exemplify the insight and effort to support South Carolina farmers and the vast business of agriculture," Farm Bureau President Harry Ott said.

Click here for Ott's letter to Hewitt.

"It’s an honor to receive this award. I grew up in rural South Carolina in a farming family and understand the importance of farms and agriculture to our state. My thanks to the Farm Bureau for this very nice award," Hewitt said.

This is not the first Legislator of the Year award for Rep. Hewitt. In 2018, he was awarded Legislator of the Year by the SC Association of Realtors, the first freshman legislator ever to win the award.

Hewitt's video acceptance speech of the Farm Bureau award is below.