S.C. House Rep. Rick Quinn (R-69) had been suspended from his legislative duties since May of this year following indictments on two counts of misconduct in office. He has now been indicted on an additional charge of conspiracy.
The legal machinations in these charges will consume many months – at least – to resolve. During that time, District 69 (greater Lexington) will be without representation in the State House of Representatives.
Although one is, indeed, innocent until proven guilty, the citizens of District 69 deserve and have the constitutional right to be represented in state governance.
Lake & Main implores Mr. Quinn to immediately resign his seat in the State House of Representatives to allow a special election for the selection of his successor.