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Representative Merita A. "Rita" Allison

Representative Merita A. "Rita" Allison

Republican - Spartanburg

District 36 - Greenville & Spartanburg Counties - Map

Columbia Address

402C Blatt Bldg.
Columbia 29201

Business Phone (803) 212-6788

Home Address

P.O. Box 93
Lyman 29365

Home Phone (864) 439-6255

Business Phone (864) 909-1092

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Personal Information

  • Communications/Legislator
  • Born February 19 in Spartanburg County
  • Daughter of Raymond A. Nichols and Jessie Estell Caldwell
  • James F. Byrnes High School, 1958
  • John Robert Powers School of Fashion Merchandising
  • February 14, 1959 married William Ronald Allison, 1 child, Katina Allison Degler
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1972
  • Board member, R.D. Anderson Vocational School, 1991–92
  • President, South Carolina Jaycee Auxiliary, 1968-69
  • South Carolnia PTA of the Year, 1985
  • United States Jaycee life member, 1978
  • Board member, Miss South Carolina Scholarship Program, 1968–08
  • Middle Tyger Chamber of Commerce
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force for Higher Education Funding
  • Advisory Board, Lyman First Citizens Bank
  • President, lifetime member, PTA
  • Miss South Carolina Hall of Fame
  • Southern Hospitality Club Officer
  • Middle Tyger Civitans
  • Chairman, General Assembly Women’s Caucus, 1994–96
  • Vice Chairman, Operation and Management Committee, 1994–96
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Families
  • State Tax Ad Hoc Study Committee, 1998
  • PASS Com. Legislative Study Committee
  • Retirement Investment Equity Conference Committee, 1998
  • MTA Comm. Center Board, 1998–99
  • Chairman, Greer J. Verne Smith Human Resource Center Board, 1996–99
  • Woman of Achievement, Piedmont Girl Scouts, 1997
  • Victims Advocate Legislator of the Year, 1997
  • SCSBA Legislator of the Year, 1999
  • Founder and Chairman, GOP Women’s Caucus, 1999
  • House Budget Committee Conferee, 1999
  • NFB Legislator of the Year, 2000
  • GOP Assistant Majority Leader, 1999–00
  • Middle Tyger Chamber Citizen of the Year
  • Woman of Achievement, Miss D/L/W Prog.
  • Education Advisor for Governor Mark Sanford, 2003–05
  • Legislative Advisor for Governor Mark Sanford, 2006–07
  • Operations and Management, 2010
  • House Education and Public Works Committee, 2008-10
  • House Ways and Means Committee, 2011-
  • Member, Wellford Baptist Church

   

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Service In Public Office

  • Spartanburg County District Five School Board, 1986 - 1992
  • House of Representatives, 1993 - 2002, 2009 - Present



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