State Rep. Roland Smith has decided whether he will run for reelection next year -- he's just not telling.
Smith, the Aiken County Republican who is entering his 26th year in the House, told The Buzz he will announce his plans at the Aiken County Delegation meeting on Jan. 13 at 5 p.m.
"I want to give my folks down here the opportunity to hear my announcement at the same time," Smith said.
Smith is the former chairman of the House Ethics Committee. In 2012, he lead an unprecedented ethics investigation of a sitting governor, an investigation that eventually cleared Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of all charges.
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But the committee -- at the time made up of five Republicans and one Democrat -- was criticized for its Republican bias, leading to an overhaul in 2013. The committee now has 10 members, five from each party. State Rep. Kenny Bingham, R-Lexington, is the chairman.
Smith is the father of Republican state Rep. Garry Smith, R-Greenville.