Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, has served in the S.C. House for 32 years and is the longest-serving member of the 124-member body as well as the longest-serving African American and female in the legislative body.
Over the past three decades, the 70-year-old has a list of accomplishments. But for Cobb-Hunter it has not been about making a name for herself, it’s been about public service.
“I appreciate the opportunity,” Cobb-Hunter said from her Orangeburg office at CASA Family Systems on John C. Calhoun Drive. “I see this truly as a blessing and I take it seriously.”
“Out of all of this, what gives me the greatest pleasure is helping somebody,” she said. “The small things: Having somebody call me about some issue and being able to just pick up the phone and call somebody and get it resolved gives me a great sense of accomplishment.”