Endorsed by House Speaker Murrell Smith
MURRELLS INLET – Republican Rep. Lee Hewitt Monday announced that he will seek reelection to the S.C. House District 108 seat and that he has the backing of House Speaker Murrell Smith.
“It’s been a real privilege to serve in the state House of Representatives and I’m hopeful district voters will send me back for another term,” Hewitt said. “I’ve been blessed with an outpouring of support and will continue working hard in Columbia representing the district.”
“I will continue to fight for low taxes, better roads, the best education for our children, more jobs, and to protect our natural resources,” Hewitt said. “I share the conservative values of the district and will continue working hard to earn the support of Georgetown and Charleston County voters.”
"Lee Hewitt has a proven record of conservative leadership and has brought real results home to the people of District 108,” House Speaker Murrell Smith said. “Lee brings experience and expertise to the Ways and Means Committee, the Republican Caucus and the House as a whole. I wholeheartedly support Lee’s continued service and believe he’s a vital voice for District 108.”
“I’m honored and grateful to have the full support of Speaker Smith,” Hewitt said.
“We’re on target to fund a very good campaign. I’m grateful for all of our campaign donors who have given very generously,” Hewitt said.
Hewitt, 63, was first elected in 2016. He serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and is a House Majority Whip.
This year he also serves as the chair of the Georgetown County Legislative Delegation and the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study Policy Committee.
The past two years Hewitt has been awarded the "Champion of Business" award from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Last year he was named “Legislator of Year” by the S.C. Farm Bureau.
Hewitt has lived in Murrells Inlet for over 40 years. He is owner of Garden City Realty and has served as President of the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors and on the board of the state Association of Realtors.
In 2014, Hewitt was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control Board of Directors.
Hewitt has served as chairman of the Georgetown County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals and on the Georgetown County Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Committee, and the Southern Evacuation Lifeline Road Task Force.
Hewitt is a charter member of the Murrells Inlet Rotary Club and a founder and current chair of the Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade.
He is a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina - Coastal with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Hewitt is an active member of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Whitney, have two sons.
Hewitt’s campaign website is HewittForHouse.com.