McConnell to resign Thursday as SC lt governor - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

McConnell to resign Thursday as SC lt governor

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell says Thursday will be his final day as South Carolina's No. 2 politician.

McConnell says he's having cataract surgery Tuesday and plans to return to the Legislature on Thursday to submit his resignation and say goodbye after three decades in public office.

The 66-year-old McConnell starts next month as president of the College of Charleston. Both he and Gov. Nikki Haley have said the lieutenant governor position should not be vacant for long.

But Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson of Columbia, next in line to become lieutenant governor, says he wants to stay in the Legislature.

Voters elect a new lieutenant governor in November. McConnell says the state needs a lieutenant governor to perform tasks a legislator can't, like presenting a budget to the governor.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.