Patsy G. Knight is currently serving District 97, as a full-time Legislator. Ms. Knight served as Treasurer for Dorchester County from 1981 to 2006. During her tenure she took the County Treasurer’s Office from paper hand stamp receipts and manual calculation to distribute taxes, collected to the various taxing entities into the computer age. She set a high standard for DC Treasurer’s Office and for other SC County Treasurer’s Offices to follow.
Upon the request of Governor Sanford, she took the BIG Giant STEP with County Council’s support to work with SC-DMV Director Marcia Adams and history was made in Dorchester County Treasurer’s Office and SC-DMV. This helped bring the SCDMV out of the dark ages into the modern computer communication era.
Ms Knight worked diligently with; county and state IT Departments, computer programmers, Bell South, Oracle Software Designer located in California, and the treasurer’s personnel. The period of four years working with them all proved to be a GIANT STEP that was only a beginning in the state of South Carolina. The TAXPAYERS benefited immensely. This streamlined the taxpayers’ process when paying vehicles taxes, receiving their county tax receipt combined with DMV decal and registration all in one process. This proved that a one stop shop could work when partnering with Local and State Government.
In 2012, SC-DNR was to expand on this and issue Boat-Tax Receipt-Decal and Registration on a yearly basis, following the guides like the vehicle process.
Ms Knight’s working years from 1981-2018 has proven her dedication as a honorable public servant for Dorchester County Treasurer’s Office, now the State of South Carolina as House of Representative District 97 serving parts of Dorchester and now three partial precincts; (Maple Cane, Round O and Cottageville) in Colleton County. Her family, church and community have and continue to plays a vital part of her life.