State Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, will deliver the Democratic response to Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's State of the State speech on Wednesday.
Smith will tape a response to air on ETV after Haley's address.
He will speak to reporters after the speech as well.
Smith, an attorney and a major in the S.C. Army National Guard who has been deployed to Afghanistan, is considered a statewide candidate in the future after weighing a run for governor in 2010.