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Swain Whitfield

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Swain Whitfield
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South Carolina Public Service Commissioner
In office
July 1, 2008 - Present
Term ends
June 30, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$171,683
Elections and appointments
AppointedJuly 1, 2008
Appointed bySouth Carolina General Assembly
Campaign $$42,150
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia (1986)
Office website
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Swain Whitfield is a member and current vice chair of the South Carolina Public Service Commission. He was first appointed to the commission on July 1, 2008, and his current term expires on June 30, 2012.[1]
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Whitfield is a 22-year veteran of the transportation industry, including 16 years as founder and owner of Whitfield Transportation, Inc., a transportation brokerage and trucking firm.[1] Whitfield sold Whitfield Transportation, Inc. in July 2008 to devote full time service on the Public Service Commission.[1]


  • 1981-1982: Attended Erskine College as a freshman
  • 1986: University of Georgia – B.A. degree in Industrial Geography
  • NARUC Utility Rate School
  • Regulatory Studies Program, Institute of Public Utilities - Michigan State University[1]

Political career

Public Service Commission (2008-Present)

Whitfield was first appointed to the commission on July 1, 2008, and his current term expires on June 30, 2012. Due to redistricting, his term has been extended until the General Assembly elections are held in 2013.[1]



Whitfield was appointed to the South Carolina Public Service Commission by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2008.[2]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whitfield is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Whitfield raised a total of $42,150 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 11, 2013.[3]

Swain Whitfield's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2004 SC House of Representatives Defeated $42,150
Grand Total Raised $42,150

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South Carolina Public Service Commission
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