South Carolina Rep. Ted Vick, Democrat, has announced he will not seek re-election for District 53.
Vick, who has spent the last decade of his life representing his community in Columbia, has said it’s time for him to focus on his family.
Vick has released this statement. “It’s time to spend more time and effort on my family. My twins will be 11 this year and they need me to be more focused on their needs and our time together.”
The 41-year-old Chesterfield native made headlines, twice, recently, when he was stopped in Columbia and charged with driving under the influence. Vick also was charged with an unlawful weapon, as he had failed to renew his license to carry it.
Both of these charges are still pending, as he has requested a trial by jury.
Anyone planning to run for that office office must file their candidacy between March 16 and 30 at the Chesterfield County Voter Registration and Elections office in Chesterfield.
— Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-537-5261.