Gary Clary, a retired circuit court judge, plans to run for the Republican nomination for state House seat in Pickens County that is opening with Rep. B.R. Skelton's retirement after his current term.
Clary, 66, is running for office for the first time.
“I am running because I believe it is time for us to turn the page, to put past disagreements aside and move forward with a new voice,” Clary said. “I offer conservative principles, a commitment to public service and a belief that together, we can improve the lives of our citizens, create opportunities and ensure a positive future for District 3.”
He sat on the bench from 1992-2002 and worked as assistant general counsel at Extended Stay America before becoming a litigation consultant and mediator. Clary is a member of the Clemson Alumni Association Board of Directors.