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Meadors enters 5th Circuit solicitor’s race

Posted: May 24, 2018 4:01 p.m.
Updated: May 25, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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John Meadors

In a recent press release, former 5th Circuit Deputy Solicitor John Meadors announced he has initiated a petition campaign to gain a spot on the General Election ballot in November in the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s race.

In the release, Meadors described himself as a “seasoned veteran with a 30-year career as a prosecutor, and said he decided to run as a petition candidate because “I believe the voters of the 5th Judicial Circuit deserve not only a choice, but a choice that includes a candidate with a proven history and career experience as a prosecutor.”

According to the press release, Meadors spent 20 years in the 5th Circuit as an assistant solicitor, first assistant solicitor and deputy solicitor. He worked for four years as an assistant attorney general in the S.C. Attorney General’s Office in the State Grand Jury Division. He also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney during that time. In 2005, Meadors received the Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution.

For the past seven years, Meadors has worked in the law firm of McWhirter, Bellinger and Associates, while maintaining a prosecutorial service working as a part-time assistant solicitor 3rd Circuit Solicitor Ernest A. “Chip” Finney III, according to the press release.

Meadors is a 1983 graduate of Wofford College, where he served as student body president, and a 1987 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is married to the former Patricia Rogers of Camden, and they have four children, Blakely, Maggie, John Jr. and Perry. They are members of Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia.

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