Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Thank you Mr. Chairman! (a tribute to Rep. Ronny Townsend)

Today’s blog entry will be devoted to honor Representative Ronny Townsend for his service to Anderson & Abbeville Counties in SC House district 7. Rep. Townsend has always shown statesmanship and dignity since his election to the SC House in 1984, Chairman of the Anderson County Legislative Delegation since 1988, and Chairman of the SC House Education Committee since 1994.

I came to know Rep. Townsend in 1997 when I was elected Anderson County Republican Party Chairman. I will miss serving with Ronny on the delegation, yet look forward to a continued friendship for many, many years to come.

Below is Rep. Townsend's bio:

Biography:TOWNSEND, Ronald Parker [R]-- (Dist. No. 7, Abbeville-Anderson Cos.)--Businessman; residing at 2328 Wright School Rd., Anderson; b. Feb. 17, 1948; s. William R. and Lena Mae (Parker) Townsend; g. Clemson Univ., B.S., 1970; Aug. 2, 1969 m. Patricia Lynn Fields, 2 children, Lisa Marie and Laurie Anne; mem.: Anderson Co. ASCS Co. Com., 1977-83; Bd. of Trustees, Anderson Co. School Dist. Two, 1980-84; Chm., Educ. & Public Works Com., 1995-; Bd. of Dirs., Transportation Infrastructure Bank; Educ. Oversight Com., 1998-02; Southern Regional Educ. Bd., 1995-; Chm., Anderson Co. Legis. Delegation, 1989-; Co-Chair, S.C. Educ. Lottery Oversight Com., 2002; Sun. School & Training Union Teacher, Deacon, Mt. Bethel Baptist Church; prev. serv. in House 1985-05.

Again, thanks Ronny!