Merita (Rita) A. Allison (R-SH036)
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Capitol: 803.734.3053
FAX: 803.734.2925
District: 864.909.1092
South Carolina House of Representatives
Room 429 Blatt Building 1105 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

District Office:
PO Box 93
Lyman, SC 29365
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: William Ronald Allison   DOB: 2/19/1940
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Education and Public Works
Counties Representing
Greenville / Spartanburg


Communications & Legislator Born February 19 in Spartanburg County Daughter of Raymond A. Nichols and Jessie Estell Caldwell James F. Byrnes High School, 1958 John Robert Powers School of Fashion Merchandising February 14, 1959 married William Ronald Allison, 1 child, Katina Allison Degler Outstanding Young Women of America, 1972 Board member, R.D. Anderson Vocational School, 1991-92 President, South Carolina Jaycee Auxiliary, 1968-69 South Carolnia PTA of the Year, 1985 United States Jaycee life member, 1978 Board member, Miss South Carolina Scholarship Program, 1968-08 Middle Tyger Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Task Force for Higher Education Funding Advisory Board, Lyman First Citizens Bank President, lifetime member, PTA Miss South Carolina Hall of Fame Southern Hospitality Club Officer Middle Tyger Civitans Chairman, General Assembly Women's Caucus, 1994-96 Vice Chairman, Operation and Management Committee, 1994-96 Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Families State Tax Ad Hoc Study Committee, 1998 PASS Com. Legislative Study Committee Retirement Investment Equity Conference Committee, 1998 MTA Comm. Center Board, 1998-99 Chairman, Greer J. Verne Smith Human Resource Center Board, 1996-99 Woman of Achievement, Piedmont Girl Scouts, 1997 Victims Advocate Legislator of the Year, 1997 SCSBA Legislator of the Year, 1999 Founder and Chairman, GOP Women's Caucus, 1999 House Budget Committee Conferee, 1999 NFB Legislator of the Year, 2000 GOP Assistant Majority Leader, 1999-00 Middle Tyger Chamber Citizen of the Year Woman of Achievement, Miss D/L/W Prog.

Education Advisor for Governor Mark Sanford, 2003-05 Legislative Advisor for Governor Mark Sanford, 2006-07 Operations and Management, 2010 House Education and Public Works Committee, 2008-10 House Ways and Means Committee, 2011- Member, Wellford Baptist Church