Rep. Liston Barfield says he will retire from the state legislature when his term ends in 2014, according to the Horry Independent :
Longtime South Carolina Legislator Liston Barfield is retiring and locals are already looking to fill his shoes in Columbia.
Barfield confirmed Monday that he would not be seeking another term representing S.C. House of Representatives for District 58, which encompasses parts of Conway and Aynor.
He said he has not sent out an official letter stating his retirement, but planned to do so in the next week or two.
The newspaper said a possible replacement could be Horry County Republican Party chairman Robert Rabbon.
Barfield served in the legislature from 1985 to 1989 and was elected again in 1997. An insurance agent, Barfield lives in Aynor. He is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.