S.C. Sen. Chip Campsen tapped for judicial panel
State Sen. Chip Campsen, R-Isle of Palms, will be one of 10 lawmakers and law professors who screen nominees hoping to become a South Carolina judge.
State Sen. Larry Martin, R-Pickens, appointed Campsen this week to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission, which looks over the qualifications of those wishing to be elected to a judicial post.
Only nominees found qualified can stand for election by the General Assembly. Campsen succeeds Sen. Jake Knotts, R-Lexington, who lost his re-election bid Tuesday.
Campsen also said he was honored by the appointment and called the commissionís work one of the Legislatureís most important jobs.