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For 3rd Congressional District

A joint legislative panel is now accepting notice from residents living in South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District who are interested in running to fill an unexpired term on the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. The Joint Transportation Review Committee (JTRC) will receive notices of intent until 12 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

Applicants must possess certain qualifications in order to stand for election. Applicants will undergo a screening process that includes a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division background check, a credit check, completion of a comprehensive personal data questionnaire, a financial disclosure, and a South Carolina Ethics Commission Statement of Economic Interests form. The process also includes an investigation and a public screening by the ten-member JTRC and its staff.

Only individuals that the JTRC finds qualified may stand for election. Election is by those members of the General Assembly who reside in the 3rd Congressional District. The unexpired Commission term expires February 15, 2016.

Prospective candidates living in South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District must notify the Joint Transportation Review Committee in writing of their intent to apply.

The notification letter must include the person’s: 1) original signature, 2) county of residence, 3) physical home address, 4) email, and 5) daytime phone number. Letters of intent will not be accepted after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Letters of intent and questions related to the screening process should be directed to:

David Owens/JTRC

P.O. Box 142

Columbia, S.C. 29202

803-212-6402

More information is available at www.scstatehouse.gov under “Committee Information, then “Joint Transportation Review Committee”.