South Carolina Representative Ted Vick currently represents the people of House District 53 (Chesterfield and part of Kershaw Counties) and is on the ballot for re-election. He was also previously running for the Democrat nomination for the new South Carolina 7th District U.S. Congressional seat until his arrest a few weeks ago in Columbia.
Rep. Vick was arrested after midnight for driving under the influence. He also was charged with possessing a concealed weapon since his concealed weapon permit expired five years ago in 2007. In addition, he was traveling with a 21-year-old female who had been accompanying him in at least two different bars for a number of hours in the Five Points area of Columbia.
Rep. Vick had the common sense and decency to withdraw from the 7th District Congressional Race after his arrest. However, he did not give the voters Chesterfield and Kershaw the same courtesy or respect by remaining in the District 53 race. I can only assume that Rep. Vick believes the voters of Chesterfield and Kershaw are ignorant, stupid and uninformed and will send him back to Columbia. Frankly, Rep. Vick believes himself to be above the law.
Congressman Ted Vick should immediately resign his South Carolina House Seat and withdraw from the general election for re-election to South Carolina House Seat 53.
If he believes himself unfit for the U.S. Congress, as he demonstrated by withdrawing from that race, he is unfit to hold a South Carolina House Seat from any District, particularly District 53.
Chairman, Chesterfield County GOP