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Scott H. Richardson is the former director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance and currently a partner at Richardson and Ritchie Consulting.

Scott H. Richardson is the former director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance and currently a partner at Richardson and Ritchie Consulting. During his tenure at the department from 2007 until 2011, Richardson oversaw the implementation of a successful effort to bring private insurers back to South Carolina’s coastal market.

Richardson served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1992 to 1996 and the South Carolina Senate from January 2000 until his appointment to the Department of Insurance. During his tenure in the legislature, he served as chairman of the House Property and Casualty Subcommittee and as a member of the House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee and Senate Finance and Banking and Insurance Committees.

Richardson did extensive work on the South Carolina Reinsurance Facility and the South Carolina automobile insurance and captive insurance laws. During his tenure in the Senate he was heavily involved in insurance issues and is recognized as an insurance expert in the government arena. In addition to his public service, Richardson has firsthand knowledge of the insurance business, having served 21 years as an insurance agent for Carswell of Carolina Insurance Agency.

He became an owner/partner in 1985 and helped grow Carswell into one of the most successful agencies in the state. He remained with Carswell until he sold his interest in 1999.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 16, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Robert Genetski, Gary Wolfram, Roy Cordato, Scott H. Richardson
"Today, the House finally did what it promised to do, and the result will be a growing economy, higher wages, and a simpler tax code" - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
September 27, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Justin Haskins, Jesse Hathaway, S. T. Karnick, John Nothdurft, Gary Wolfram, Scott H. Richardson, Roy Cordato, Clifford Thies
"President Trump’s tax reform plan holds major promise for restoring booming economic growth to America" - Peter Ferrara
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August 31, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, John A. Tatom, Scott H. Richardson, Gary Wolfram
"The work requirements as originally enacted into law benefitted everybody: the poor and taxpayers." - Peter Ferrara
December 11, 2013
By Steve Stanek, S. T. Karnick, Clifford Thies, Tibor R. Machan, Scott H. Richardson
Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray Tuesday evening announced a budget deal they say restores “regular order” to the federal budget and spending process. Overall spending in fiscal year 2014 would be $1.

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