John M. Young

John M. Young (At-Large/Laurens County)

John is a native of Columbia, SC and has spent the majority of his career in the utility industry. He is currently the General Manager of the Laurens Commission of Public Works (LCPW), where he has been since 2000. The LCPW provides natural gas, water, electricity, and wastewater services to the city of Laurens and surrounding areas. Prior to this, he spent 15 years with SCE&G/SCANA Corporation in Columbia and Charleston, SC.

John earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Clemson University. He is an adjunct political science professor at USC Union.

Heavily involved in the community, he is an active member of Laurens First United Methodist Church and the Laurens Rotary Club. He is on the Board of Directors for the Laurens County Development Corporation, Mainstreet Laurens USA, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, Laurens County Healthcare System, and the South Carolina Association of Municipal Power Systems.

He is married to the former Merry Hinton. They have two grown children Jack and Ellen (and a grand cat named Nut).

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