State Rep. Chip Limehouse has confirmed he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat left vacant by Tim Scott's elevation to the U.S. Senate.
Limehouse, a four-term Republican from Mount Pleasant confirmed his desire to run for the seat while in Columbia today, according to Live 5 News.
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He currently represents a sprawling House district that includes all of Peninsular Charleston, Mount Pleasant and parts of Berkeley County.
In the South Carolina House, Limehouse serves on the influential Ways and Means Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Higher Education. He is on the board of the Transportation Infrastructure Bank, which doles out millions to improve state roads. He also chairs the Charleston County Airport Authority.
A married father of two girls, Limehouse is a commercial real estate broker. His father, Buck, served as South Carolina Transportation Commissioner under Mark Sanford.
Buck Limehouse also ran for the First District seat in Congress in 2000. He lost in the Republican primary to Henry Brown, who held the seat from 2000 to 2011.