Representative Dwight Loftis grew up in the Travelers Rest and Taylors areas of Greenville County. He graduated from North Greenville College in 1966 and went into the insurance business, where he eventually owned his own agency.
His interest in public service was first kindled when he was nine years old watching and listening to candidates in Presidential debates. But it was one summer at his insurance agency that eventually pushed him to run for office. He discovered that rising seniors, students hired for part-time work, lacked a number of basic requisite skills needed for the workplace.
He began to work with the Greenville County School District’s Business Education Partnership to make students aware of various career opportunities and what skills would be needed. From there, Loftis served a term on the school board before being elected to serve District 19 in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996.
During his extensive legislative career, Rep. Loftis has not forgotten those part-time student workers at his insurance office. A member of the Education Oversight Committee, he is still motivated by crafting legislation that will help prepare young people for a successful career after graduation.
Education is at the center of a thriving economy. Representative Loftis efforts in education and working with the Department of Commerce enhance job opportunities and a better life for working South Carolina families. Rep. Loftis is ready to leverage his legislative experience and relationships to advance a conservative agenda in the Senate.
Strong families make for a stable state and nation. Rep. Loftis is married to Sandra, his wife of over fifty years. They have three children and three grandchildren. They are members of Clearview Baptist Church.
Take a minute to listen to my interview with Dwight as part of effort to educate the voters in Senate District 6. Please plan to vote on January 22nd.