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Jake Knotts, Jr.'s Biography
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John 'Jake' Milton Knotts, Jr.
Wife: Betty Lee; 2 Children: Michelle Nicole, Tara Marie
West Columbia, SC
BA, University of South Carolina, 1982
FBI Prosecutor School, 1977
Midlands Technical College, 1975
Palmer College, Association of Criminal Justice, 1974
Candidate, South Carolina State Senate, District 23, 2012
Representative, South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1994-2002
Public Safety Coordinating Council, 1995-present
Criminal Law Subcommittee, 1995-present
Sentencing Guidelines Committee
Strom Thurmond Monument Committee
Certified Firearms Instructor, 1996-present
Private Sector Director of Corporate Security, Chambers Development Council Southern Region
Law Enforcement, Columbia Police Department, 1968-1996
Firearms Instructor, SLED, 1989
United States Navy, Vietnam, 1964-1968
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
40 & 8 Legionnaire
Chair, Boys State American Legion Pose 79
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