Mayor T. Randall (Randy) Halfacre
Mayor T. Randall (Randy) Halfacre is a resident of Lexington and has served on the Lexington Town Council since 1994. He served as Mayor Pro-Tem from December 1998 to December 2000 and was elected Mayor in November 2004.
Halfacre attended The University of South Carolina, where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management in 1970. During his junior and senior years, he served as a lead page in the State Senate. Halfacre also graduated from the State Budget and Control Board's Executive Leadership Institute in 1980 as well as the State Municipal Association's Institute of Government in 1998.
In February 2007, Halfacre joined the staff at the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce as President and CEO. His role as both Mayor and head of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce makes him an anomaly. He is the only known person in the United States to oversee both a Town and Chamber. Prior to his position with the Chamber, Halfacre worked with Lesesne Industries from 2000 to 2007 where he specialized in Corporate Accounts Development and Sales. Previously, he had retired in 2000 from the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as a Deputy Director, overseeing six statewide licensing programs. During his career, which spanned over thirty two years, he served in a number of professional leadership capacities, including being President of both the State and National International Personnel Management Associations. He was also instrumental in starting and serving as the first President of the State Sertoma Club in the late 1970's. IN 1976, he was named the most outstanding state employee by the State's Employee Association.
Halfacre is very active in his community. He currently serves as a Board Member of Engenuity SC, a strategic leadership group for regional technology and is a member of the Midlands Business Leadership Group, an organization of Senior Executives in Lexington and Richland County working together to address community and economic development issues. Halfacre is a past President of the Lexington County Municipal Association and currently serves as a Board Member of the Central Midlands Council of Governments and the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Lexington County Joint Water Sewer Commission. Halfacre is leading the newly formed Midstate Chambers Coalition, representing 11 counties in Central S.C. in order to foster and support economic development and public policy in the region. He was just elected to the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors for the 2012 -2015 term. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the statewide League of Mayors organization, the first of its kind in the state. Halfacre has been a member of several local civic organizations, serving as President of the Lexington Jaycees. He and his family are longtime members of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church where he has taught Sunday school and served on the Board of Deacons.
He was awarded the Silver Crescent Award in 2011, a statewide award, recognizing his outstanding contributions and achievements to his community. Also in 2011, Halfacre was the recipient of the Regional Ambassador Award, given by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized by The State Newspaper as one of the 12 persons that will change the future of South Carolina. In addition, Halfacre was recently recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Midlands by The Greater Columbia Business Monthly. In July, he was named the 2012 South Carolina Chamber Executive of the Year.
The Mayor recently celebrated 43 years of marriage with his lovely wife, Angela, is retired from a 37-year teaching career. They are the parents of three daughters, Michelle, a teacher at B.C. High School; Hope, a teacher at Pleasant Hill Elementary and Brittany, a kindergarten teacher at Carolina Springs Elementary. He and Angela are the proud grandparents of six year-old Elijah Drake Giovannone and one year old Gabriella Holland Giovannone.
Entered Town Council: 11/1994
Current Term Expires: 11/2013
111 Maiden Ln
Lexington SC, 29072