Former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges Endorses James Smith for Governor

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Honorable Jim Hodges, the 114th Governor of South Carolina, announced his endorsement of James Smith as South Carolina’s next Governor.

Governor Hodges will join Smith and other state leaders on October 17 at the campaign’s kick off event in Columbia, S.C.

“I have seen first hand James’s integrity and dedication to service to the people of South Carolina,” said Governor Hodges.  “I am proud to be endorsing his candidacy for Governor.”

“James has always put country ahead of self, volunteering to serve in Afghanistan when he had a young family. He’s shown that same courage in challenging the status quo in Columbia. He’s a true change agent, and that’s why he will be a great Governor.”

Governor Hodges will join other leaders of the state at Smith’s campaign kick off event on Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30pm. More information on the event can be found at