Eric Bedingfield
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Eric Bedingfield

Republican

American politician

Greenville, South Carolina
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Eric Bedingfield

American politician
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Eric Bedingfield (born January 30, 1967) is an American consultant, businessman and former politician. He was a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 28th District, serving from 2007 to 2018. Bedingfield was born in Greenville, South Carolina to Burgess Michael Bedingfield and Fielding Petty Carmouche. He graduated from Carolina High School in 1985 and was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve between 1985 and 1993. He graduated from Greenville Technical College, with an associate degree in 1988. Between 2004 and 2006, he served as the chairman of the Greenville County Public Service Planning and Development Commission.In 2006, Bedingfield ran unopposed in the Republican primary for the 28th district of the South Carolina House of Representatives, replacing outgoing state representative Dan Tripp. In the November 7 general election, he won against Democratic candidate Jonathan David Smith by a 61%–39% margin, become the new state representative. He continued to win elections and serve as representative in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Bedingfield announced his resignation on August 29, 2017 when he announced he was starting a new position as the director of governmental affairs at Greenville Technical College. His resignation was effective January 18, 2018.He married to Kimberly Kay Bedingfield in 2020 and has 4 children, 1 stepson, and 2 grandchildren.

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Education

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Greenville Technical College
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1988

Past Positions

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Representative
South Carolina House of Representatives
2007 - 2018
Chair
Greenville County Public Service Planning and Development Commission
2004
Vice Chair
Public Service Planning and Development Committee
2002 - 2004
Member
Mechanical Technician
Fuse Photo Film
1995 - 2003
Mechanical Technician
Cryouac Sealed Air Corporation
1990 - 1995
Sargent
United States Marine Corps Reserves
1985 - 1991
Mechanical Technician
Michelin Tire Corporation
1986 - 1990
Real Estate
Drysdel

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Member
Marine Corp League
Former Chair
Regulations and Administration Procedures Committee, South Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, South Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Election Laws Subcommittee, South Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Public Utilities Subcommittee, South Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Business and Commerce Subcommittee, South Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
abor, Commerce, and Industry Committee, South Carolina State House of Representatives