A seven-member panel will gather evidence and decide whether Gov. Mark Sanford should be charged with "serious misconduct" while in office.
Rep. Greg Delleney, R-Chester - Delleney was among the first to call for Sanford's resignation and has led the charge to remove the governor. He is one of four co-sponsors of the impeachment resolution.
Rep. James Harrison, R-Richland - The Judiciary Committee chairman is among the most influential lawmakers in Columbia. He will chair the special impeachment committee.
Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Dorchester - Horne is one of only four women on the House Judiciary committee. She is in her first full term in the House.
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Rep. Walt McLeod, D-Newberry - McLeod is well-versed in the House rules and argued against allowing Delleney to introduce the resolution during a special session last month.
Rep. James Smith, D-Richland - A member of Democratic leadership, Smith has called on the governor to resign.
Rep. Garry Smith, R-Greenville - Smith has been one of Sanford's strongest House allies on spending and restructuring issues.
Rep. David Weeks, D-Sumter - Another key Democrat, Weeks is chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus.