Sen. Nikki Setzler

Retiring Riverbank Elementary Principal David Sims presented with Resolution from Sen. Nikki Setzler

Riverbank Elementary School Principal David Sims is retiring after nearly 40 years in education.Sims began his career as a Lexington Two teacher and has been a principal at four Lexington Two schools: including Davis Elementary; Northside Middle; Pineview Elementary; along with Riverbank Elementary. On Monday, at a retirement reception for Sims, Sen. Nikki Setzler presented […]

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Sen. Nikki Setzler receives Irish flag after South Carolina-Ireland Trade Commission established

Senator Mark Daly visited the South Carolina Statehouse from Ireland earlier this week. On his visit, Daly presented Sen. Nikki Setzler with an Irish Flag. Daly was in Columbia for the passing of a Setzler-supported Resolution that sets up the South Carolina-Ireland Trade Commission. The South Carolina-Ireland Trade Commission will meet throughout the State to […]

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5 candidates file for primary for Dist. 26 in the South Carolina Senate

Filing closed Monday for South Carolina House and Senate primary races. Five candidates, 3 Republican and 2 Democrat, filed to run in the June 11, primary for the SC Senate Dist. 26 seat. The SC Senate Dist. 26 seat has been held by Sen. Nikki Setzler since 1976. He is not running for reelection. The […]

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House of Raeford may build a plant in Aiken

House of Raeford may be investing $185 million to build a plant in Aiken, according to an article in the Aiken Standard newspaper. Link to Aiken Standard article It is not certain if the building of another plant would affect House of Raeford’s West Columbia poultry processing plant. But Sen. Nikki Setzler said if House […]

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Sen. Nikki Setzler becomes the longest-serving senator in South Carolina’s history – Portrait of Setzler to be placed in the Senate Chamber

The South Carolina Senate adopted a Resolution, Tuesday, honoring Sen. Nikki Setzler. As of March 2, 2024, Setzler became the longest-serving senator in South Carolina’s history, surpassing former South Carolina Sen. L. Marion Gressette. The Resolution also authorizes the commissioning of a portrait of Senator Setzler that will be placed in the Senate Chamber. Senator […]

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Rep. Russell Ott to announce his candidacy for State Senate Dist. 26 seat

Russell Ott Press Release: On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, lifelong South Carolinian and  State Representative, Russell Ott, will announce his candidacy for  State Senate District 26.   The district includes portions of Calhoun, Lexington, and Richland Counties. It is currently held by longtime State Senator Nikki Setzler, who announced his retirement in January after serving for 47 […]

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Republican Chris Smith announces his plans to run for Dist. 26 State Senate seat

Republican Chris Smith has announced he plans to run for Dist. 26 Senate seat that is currently held by Sen. Nikki Setzler. Below is a copy of Smith’s campaign announcement. “As South Carolina enters into the 2024 election cycle, Senate District 26 will be one of the top races at the center of the watch […]

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State Sen. Nikki Setzler said he’s not planning to run for reelection in 2024

State Sen. Nikki Setzler said he doesn’t plan to run for office again in 2024. He was elected to the Senate in 1976, and his public service life spans 47 years. In 2023, Setzler (SC-Dist. 26) became the longest currently serving state senator in the country and he was honored with a Senate resolution. “Serving […]

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