|South Carolina Director of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|
|January 13, 2011 - March 28, 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||January 13, 2011|
|Appointed by||Governor of South Carolina|
A February 2013 article in Governing named Templeton as one of the top state Republican officials to watch in 2013.
Templeton was rumored as a possible appointee to Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate seat. On December 17, 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had chosen to appoint Representative Tim Scott to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013. Although Templeton was not appointed, he could still run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.
|South Carolina Director of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
| Succeeded by|
Holly Gillespie Pisarik