Florence-Darlington Technical College Graduates To Hear Darlington County Senator

Florence-Darlington Technical College graduates will hear their commencement address at the Florence Civic Center, Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 7 p.m., from Darlington County state Senator Gerald Malloy (SC Senate Dist. 29). The Hartsville attorney was elected in 2002 to the district made up of portions of Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee and Marlboro counties.

Sen. Malloy's General Assembly Committee Assignments include: Banking and Insurance, Judiciary, Labor, Commerce and Industry and Rules and Transportation. Sen. Malloy is a Chesterfield County native. He graduated from the University of South Carolina, first with a Bachelors of Science degree in 1984, and then earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1988.

Sen. Malloy has served as a Certified Player Representative with both the National Basketball and Football Associations. He's the immediate past president of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association.

Sen. Malloy has also served on Judicial Qualifications Commission of the S.C. Bar Association and as a Representative for the Fourth Judicial Circuit for Young Lawyers Division of the S.C. Bar Association. Sen. Malloy has also seen service with the S.C. Supreme Court Commission on Lawyer Conduct. He was inducted into the National Honor Roll for the National Library Association Chair of Criminal Law Task Force putting forth numerous pieces of Legislation.

Locally, Sen. Malloy has served as the Chairman of the Darlington County Public Defenders Board, Chairman of the Hartsville Recreation Commission, president of the Hartsville Northern Youth Baseball League and as a member of the Hartsville Downtown Development Board.

Sen. Malloy was instrumental in helping to establish the Butler Heritage Foundation. He's a member of the Lions Club, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the University of South Carolina Alumni Board.

Sen. Malloy also serves on the Nominating Committee for the S.C. Bar Association, board member for Indigent Defense Committee, member of the Governor's School for Science and Math Foundation Board and serves the Jerusalem Men's Ensemble of Jerusalem Baptist Church on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.

Sen. Malloy was awarded the Home Rule Award by S.C. Counties Association in 2003 and the S.C. Library Association Friend of the Libraries Award in 2004.

Sen. Malloy is married to the former Davita McFarland and has four children.