South Carolina Legislature


    Representative James H. "Jay" Lucas

Representative James H. "Jay" Lucas photo

Speaker

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-
  • Emanuel Nine Commemoration Humanitarian Award , 2021
  • South Carolina Citizens for Life President's Award for Pro-Life Leadership, 2021
  • Coker College, honorary degree, 2010
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Administration, The Citadel, 2020
  • Francis Marion University, honorary degree, 2014
  • Marion P. Carnell Award, 2020
  • Legislator of the Year, Maritime Association of South Carolina, 2020
  • Legislator of the Year Award, South Carolina Human Service Providers Association, 2018
  • South Carolina Legislator of the Year Award, Moving Forward Together National Summit, 2017
  • Legislative Champion of the Year, South Carolina Alliance To Fix Our Roads, 2017
  • John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award, South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators, 2017
  • Public Servant of the Year, S.C. Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • South Carolina Common Good Award for Education, United Way Association of S.C., 2016
  • Roger Milliken Defender of Manufacturing Award, S.C. Manufacturing Alliance, 2016
  • Business Advocate Awards, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Legislative Champion Award, S.C. Independent College and Universities, 2015
  • Honorary Member, FFA of Chesterfield County, 2015
  • Leadership in Law Award, S.C. Lawyers Weekly, 2015
  • Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership, Riley Institute, 2014
  • Jimmy Newsom Signature Award, Darlington Co. School District, 2014
  • Honorary Degree, Francis Marion University, 2014
  • Outstanding Legislator Award, Institute for Child Success, 2014
  • Business Advocate Award, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Perfect Legislative Score Award, Palmetto Family Council, 2012
  • Honorary Degree, Coker College, 2010
  • Highway Safety Hero Award, M.A.D.D., 2000
  • Professional of the Year, Mental Health Association for Darlington Co., 1999
  • Earle E. Morris, Jr. Public Policy Award, 1999
  • 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
  • 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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  • House of Representatives, 1999 - Present



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