Pamela Evette

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Pamela Evette
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93rd Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
GovernorHenry McMaster
Preceded byKevin L. Bryant
Personal details
Born (1967-08-28) August 28, 1967 (age 51)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)David Evette
EducationCleveland State University (BBA)

Pamela Evette (born August 28, 1967) is an American politician and businesswoman, the 93rd and current lieutenant governor of South Carolina, since 2019. A member of the Republican Party prior to her election, she was the CEO of Quality Business Solutions in Upstate South Carolina.

Background[edit]

Born in Ohio, Evette earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Cleveland State University. She worked as an accountant until returning to Travelers Rest, South Carolina in 2005, where she founded and acted as CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a payroll, HR and back-office solutions software firm.[1]

Evette was the first lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket as the governor. Prior to the 2018 election, South Carolina lieutenant governors were elected independently of the governor. She defeated Mandy Powers Norrell in the gubernatorial election on November 6, 2018. Evette took office as South Carolina's second female lieutenant governor (the first being Nancy Stevenson from 1979 through 1983 under Richard Riley) on January 9, 2019. [2] Evette is the first Republican female to hold the office.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

South Carolina Gubernatorial Election (Lt. Governor), 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pamela Evette 915,984 54
Democratic Mandy Powers Norrell 780,756 46

Personal life[edit]

Evette is married to David Evette, with whom she has two sons and one daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shain, Andy (November 3, 2018). "SC governor race guide: Their backgrounds, stances, chances of winning". The Post and Courier. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Staff, WSPA (November 7, 2018). "Pamela Evette to be second woman to hold Lt. Gov office in SC". WSPA. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Staff, WSPA (November 7, 2018). "Pamela Evette to be second woman to hold Lt. Gov office in SC". WSPA. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "South Carolina Election Results 2018: Live Midterm Map by County & Analysis". www.politico.com. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin L. Bryant
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
2019–present
Incumbent