Megan Croft sworn in as county treasurer

  • Megan Croft (right) was sworn in Sept. 15 as Barnwell County Treasurer by Clerk of Court Rhonda McElveen. Her daughter Lizzie held the Bible. Witnessing the event were her parents Jodi and Doug Croft, her grandfather Buddy Darnell and her boyfriend Richie Peterson.

Megan E. Croft was sworn in Friday evening, Sept. 15, as Barnwell County’s new treasurer.

Croft succeeds Wendall “Wendy” Gibson who retired at the end of August after 17 years in the office. She was appointed by Governor Henry McMaster to fill Gibson’s remaining term which ends in 2018.

Croft, 29, is a life-long resident of Barnwell and is the daughter of Doug and Jodi Croft. She is the mother of a daughter, Lizzie, age 8.

A 2006 graduate of Barnwell High School, Croft started work as a clerk in the Delinquent Tax Office in July 2010. In 2011 she transitioned to the Treasurer’s Office as a clerk. She became deputy treasurer in 2011 and has served in that capacity since.

She said serving as deputy treasurer for the last six years has given her valuable experience to help her as she steps into this new position.

She was sworn in just outside the Barnwell County Courthouse beneath a huge oak tree with Barnwell County Clerk of Court Rhonda McElveen administering the oath of office. She was joined in the 6 p.m. ceremony by her daughter who held the Bible, her parents, her grandfather (and former Barnwell Police Chief) Buddy Darnell and her boyfriend Richie Peterson.

“I am honored to accept this appointment,” said Croft in an interview. “I plan to publically run for election to the post” when this term ends.

Croft said she “is excited about the challenge” and is “committed, along with my staff, to serving the people of Barnwell County.”

“I appreciate the confidence that the people of Barnwell have in me and I am grateful to have this opportunity.”