Myrtle Beach State Representative Alan Clemmons resigned effective noon July 17th.
In a letter sent to all local media, Clemmons stated: “With a heavy heart, but solid conviction; today, I announce my resignation from the SC House of Representatives effective at noon today. These past 18 years have truly been an honor but have also weighed heavily on my family and my business. I fully believed that I could effectively serve my constituents for one more term, but it has become increasingly clear in the last few weeks that my time needs to be spent with my family and at my law practice. I sincerely appreciate the support I have received, and I look forward to serving my community in other, less public, ways.”
Clemmons recently defeated local Myrtle Beach attorney Case Brittain in a highly contested race for District 107. Clemmons has represented District 107 since 2002.
FATHER OF TDF
Clemmons notable achievement while serving in the General Assembly was his draft of the TDF, which became law in 2010. The TDF (tourist tax) garners as much as $24 million annually in tax subsidies to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce for advertising.
This is the diamond anniversary of the TDF. Duane Parrish, of the S.C. Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism, reports that Myrtle Beach tourism was down 32% during the July 4th week when compared to 2019.
CITY MANAGER’S JOB
Myrtle Beach merchants buzzed today speculating that Clemmons would be the likely candidate for the coming Myrtle Beach City Manager position.
Current Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen announced he would be retiring in November.
The City of Myrtle Beach refused to comment on the matter.
Clemmons has applied for multiple government jobs during his recent tenure as an area representative.