South Carolina Legislature
South Carolina Legislature

Former Senator James Howarth "Jim" Ritchie, Jr.


Senate District 13 - Greenville, Spartanburg, Union

Personal Information

  • Son of James H. Ritchie and Barbara R. Pisapia
  • Graduated from West Virginia Univ., B.A., 1983
  • Georgetown Univ., 1983
  • Wake Forest Univ. School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Majority Whip
  • Chm., Judicial Merit Selection Comm.
  • Bd. of Dirs.: Peace Center for the Performing Arts
  • Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg
  • Urban League of the Upstate
  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation
  • Bd. of Govs., Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Liberty Fellow
  • Leadership S.C.
  • Leadership Spartanburg
  • Legislator of the Year, Maritime Assn. of the Port of Charleston, 2003
  • S.C. Policy Council Palmetto Leadership Award, 2004
  • S.C. Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year, 2005
  • S.C. Med. Assn. Alliance Legislator of the Year, 2005
  • Spartanburg Co. Med. Soc. Legislator of the Year, 2005
  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation Founder's Award, 2005
  • HBA of S.C. Hammer and Trowel Award, 2007
  • Leadership Award, S.C. Chap. of U.S. Green Bldg. Council, 2007
  • Past Chm., Bd. of Trustees, Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Prev. serv. in Sen. 2001-07.

Sponsored Bills in the Senate

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