Bruce Bannister - Greenville. A attorney by profession, Bannister won the race to fill the House seat held by former House Speaker David Wilkins when Wilkins was appointed ambassador to Canada during the Bush administration. He has been in the House since 2005 and currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader and Chairs the General Law subcommittee on Judiciary Committee.
Gary Simrill - Rock Hill. A Rock Hill businessman, Simrill is nearing twenty years' tenure in his York County House seat, elected to fill the seat once held by his father, Hugh Simrill. The first Republican legislator elected from Rock Hill and the second-ever in York County, his history in the GOP goes back to his high school years in the 1980s.