For the first time since he won the seat in 1999 in a special election, state House District 44 Rep. Jimmy Neal faces opposition going into the Nov. 2 election.
Neal, a Democrat, faces a Republican challenge from political newcomer Rob McCoy.
Jobs, education are Neal’s priorities
Neal, 67, said he’s running again to work on economic development and job creation for the Palmetto State and his district. Economic development in District 44 is critical, Neal said, because the area doesn’t have a four-lane highway.