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Lexington County Council elects new Chairwoman, Vice Chairman

Thu, 01/12/2023

Lexington County Council elected a new Chairwoman and Vice Chairman during their council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10th.  Council members unanimously elected Beth Carrigg of Council District 7 as their Chairwoman and Darrell Hudson of Council District 3 as their Vice Chairman.  

Chairwoman Beth Carrigg serves Council District 7, which includes the Seven Oaks area, and parts of both Irmo and Lexington. Chairwoman Carrigg has been a member of Lexington County Council since 2019. She served as the chairwoman of the Justice and Economic Development Committees, and as a member of the Planning Committee. Carrigg has also served as a previous Parliamentarian for the council. Before serving as a county council member, ChairwomanBeth Carrigg Carrigg served as the countywide elected Clerk of Court for Lexington County from 2005 to 2017.

“I am honored and thrilled to have earned the confidence of such an amazing group of leaders working together to ensure responsible growth and providing quality services to the citizens of Lexington County,” Carrigg said about being elected as the newest Chairwoman of the County Council. 

Carrigg is only the second female to lead in the history of Lexington County Council. The first was current Councilwoman Debbie Summers who was elected as Chairwoman in 2009.

Carrigg was born and raised in South Carolina and has been a resident of Lexington County for more than 35 years. She attended Midlands Technical College and the University of South Carolina. She is married to the Honorable John Carrigg, Esq. and they share three adult children and two grandchildren.

 

Vice Chairman Darrell Hudson represents County Council District 3, which serves most of the Town of Lexington and various shores of Lake Murray. This is his second term in the District 3 seat. Hudson has been a member of Lexington County Council since 2016 and has served on multiple committees during that time including Health and Human Services, Administration, and Economic Development. Most recently, Hudson has served as the Vice Chairman of the PlanningHudson Committee and the Chairman of the Public Works/Solid Waste Management Committee. Hudson also served as Parliamentarian for the council in 2022.

“It’s an honor to be elected Vice Chairman. I love my County and I love to serve,” Hudson said. “There are very few things in life that give me more pleasure than solving problems for the very people that hired me to represent them.”

“I have been a committed advocate for my constituents and I have fought tirelessly to facilitate changes that are important to the citizens of District 3,” Hudson said. “As Vice Chairman, that will not change.”

Hudson has been a member of the Lexington County community for 66 years. Outside of his role as a council member, Hudson is a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. He has been married to his wife, Gay, for 33 years and together they share four children and two grandchildren.