A lifetime of service: Rep. Cobb-Hunter named 2022 T&D Person of the Year

January 4, 2023

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.”

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