Governor McMaster sworn-in during ceremony at State House
Governor Henry McMaster was officially sworn into office for his second full term today.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—Governor Henry McMaster was officially sworn into office for his second full term today.
The ceremony was preceded by a prayer service at the First Presbyterian Church, where the Governor frequently attends.
During the inauguration, remarks were made by speaker of the House and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Sue Evette was sworn into office, along with several state officers who won the state’s mid-term elections this past November.
The event featured performances by Fort Jackson’s 282nd Army Band, the Hammond School Select Ensemble, Irmo High Concert Choir, the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Choir, and a rendition of the U.S. national anthem.
McMaster will become the longest-serving Governor of South Carolina at the end of his second term and the third oldest governor in the United States.
McMaster won re-election after defeating Democratic challenger Joe Cunningham after promising to revive South Carolina’s economy. He won by over 17 percentage points.