South Carolina Legislature


    Representative James H. "Jay" Lucas

Representative James H. "Jay" Lucas photo

Republican - Darlington

District 65 - Chesterfield, Darlington, Kershaw & Lancaster Counties - Map

Columbia Address

506 Blatt Bldg.
Columbia 29201

Business Phone (803) 734-3125

Home Address

1744 Garland Dr.
Hartsville 29550

Home Phone (843) 383-9421

Business Phone (843) 332-5050

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Personal Information

  • Attorney & Speaker
  • Residing at 1744 Garland Drive, Hartsville
  • Born August 11, 1957 in Columbia
  • Son of Bobby and Shirley Lucas
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1975, M.P.A., 1981, J.D., 1988
  • August 18, 1990 married Tracy Ann Deglman, 1 child, Will
  • Financial Director, City of Bennettsville, 1982-84
  • County Administrator, Fairfield County, 1984-86
  • County Attorney, Darlington County, 1990-94
  • City Judge, City of Hartsville, 1995-96
  • Partner, Lucas, Warr and White, Attorneys at Law, 2009-
  • Coker College, honorary degree, 2010
  • Francis Marion University, honorary degree, 2014
  • 2016 Public Servant of the Year Award, SC Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016 South Carolina Common Good Award for Education, United Way Association of SC
  • 2016 Roger Milliken Defender of Manufacturing Award, SC Manufacturing Alliance
  • 2015 SCICU Legis. Champion, S.C. Independent Colls. and Univs.
  • 2015 Leadership in Law Award, SC Lawyers Weekly
  • Earle E. Morris, Jr., Public Policy Award
  • 2014 Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legis. Leadership, Riley Inst.
  • 2014 Jimmy Newsom Signature Award, Darlington Co. School Dist.
  • 1999 Professional of the Year, Mental Health Association for Darlington Co.
  • Legislator of the Year: S.C. Farm Bureau Association
  • Legislator of the Year, Paul's Foundation
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Recreation, Parks and Tourism
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Solicitor's Association
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina State Firefighter's Association
  • Inst. for Child Success
  • Member, Hartsville Lions Club
  • Past Board member, Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman, Hartsville National League
  • Hartsville Lodge #173
  • Past Co-Chairman, South Carolina House Rural Caucus
  • Past Chairman, Darlington County Republican Party
  • Past Chairman, Darlington County Coordinating Council
  • Member, Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Speaker Pro Tempore, 2010-14
  • Elected Speaker December 2, 2014

   

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Service In Public Office

  • House of Representatives, 1999 - Present



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