Yancey McGill

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Yancey McGill
J. Yancey McGill and Nikki Haley.jpg
Former Lt. Gov McGill and Gov. Nikki Haley in October 2015
90th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
In office
June 18, 2014 – January 14, 2015
Governor Nikki Haley
Preceded by Glenn F. McConnell
Succeeded by Henry McMaster
Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 32nd District
In office
January 10, 1989 – June 18, 2014
Succeeded by Ronnie Sabb
Personal details
Born John Yancey McGill
(1952-09-18) September 18, 1952 (age 64)
Kingstree, South Carolina, U.S.
Political party Republican (2016–present)
Other political
Democratic (Before 2016)
Alma mater The Citadel
Francis Marion College
Religion Southern Baptist

John Yancey McGill (born September 18, 1952) is an American politician who served as the 90th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from June 2014 to January 2015.[1]

Political career[edit]

McGill was formerly a Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 32nd District in Williamsburg and Georgetown counties from 1989 to June 18, 2014.

McGill became Lieutenant Governor after Glenn F. McConnell resigned to become president of The College of Charleston, becoming the first Democrat to hold the office since 1995. McGill chose not to run for election to a full term, in November 2014; Republican Henry McMaster therefore, succeeded him as Lieutenant Governor on January 14, 2015, having won the November election.

In January 2015, McMaster appointed McGill to be the State Director of South Carolina's Office on Aging.[1]He stayed at the position for 8 months before returning to his family farm in Kingstree.

In March 2016, McGill left the Democratic Party and announced his intention to run for Governor of South Carolina in 2018 as a Republican. He had been a fairly conservative Democrat for most of his career; he opposed abortion and supported curbs on government spending and regulation. He admitted that he hadn't changed parties sooner because his state senate district was too Democratic for him to be elected as a Republican. [2]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Glenn F. McConnell
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Succeeded by
Henry McMaster