SC House Education Chairman Retiring

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The education chairman of the South Carolina House says he's not seeking re-election.

Pickens County Rep. Phil Owens said Tuesday it's time for him to retire. The 62-year-old Easley Republican was first elected to the House 12 years ago.

Other House members not seeking re-election this year include Republican Reps. Liston Barfield of Conway, Andy Patrick of Hilton Head Island, B.R. Skelton of Six Mile, and Roland Smith of Warrenville; and Democratic Rep. Ted Vick of Chesterfield.

Candidates' two-week filing period with the political parties begins March 16. The Republican and Democratic primaries are set for June 10.

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