Former Lt. Gov McGill and Gov. Nikki Haley in October 2015
|90th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|
June 18, 2014 – January 14, 2015
|Preceded by||Glenn F. McConnell|
|Succeeded by||Henry McMaster|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 32nd District
January 10, 1989 – June 18, 2014
|Succeeded by||Ronnie Sabb|
|Born||John Yancey McGill
September 18, 1952
Kingstree, South Carolina, U.S.
|Political party||Republican (2016–present)|
|Democratic (Before 2016)|
|Alma mater||The Citadel
Francis Marion College
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 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. 
- FITS. "Yancey McGill To Get New Gig - FITSNews". Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Former Lt. Gov. McGill running for governor as a Republican". Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- JohnYanceyMcGill.com 2008 Campaign Website
- South Carolina Legislature - Senator J. Yancey McGill official SC Senate website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator J. Yancey McGill (SC) profile
- Follow the Money - J. Yancey McGill
Glenn F. McConnell
|Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
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