William "Bump" Roddey
P.O. Box 66
York, SC 29745
William "Bump" Roddey is now serving his sixth term as District 4 County Councilman and is the longest serving member of Council (currently serving his 13th year). "Bump" as he is known in the community has become a consistent voice for the people through his representation on the Council. He is a product of the Rock Hill public schools and a former 3 sport athlete at Northwestern High School where he held multiple records in football. Roddey continued his education at York Technical College and Winthrop University where he obtained his B.S. Degree in Economics in 1996. Roddey is the current Chairman of the Public Works Committee that directs special attention to York County road maintenance, Sheriffs Department, Detention Center, Animal Control and the County Landfill. He is most proud of the willingness of the Council to help fund the remaining 1997 Pennies for Progress Project in District 4 which he represents. He was also instrumental in the Council's decision in 2012 to award the county their first pay raise in over 3 years. Mr. Roddey also pushed for increasing the number of optional holidays for county employees. In 2022 that included adding Juneteenth and Veterans Day as county holidays. Roddey says the recently added 1900 acres of county owned land to the list of assets is the type visionary project he got on council to see.
He is married to his high school sweetheart Jarilyn Sims-Roddey. They enjoy 2 beautiful children Kaniya and William III (Trey). Councilman Roddey is employed with New-Indy Containerboard LLC (originally Bowater) as a Lab Technician where he has been with the company since 1997. In 2020 Roddey moved into a new role with the company now serving as a Chemical & Pulping Specialist. New-Indy is one of several company's own by the Schwarz Partners, LP and The Kraft Group, LLC who also owns the Superbowl Champions New England Patriots.
A quote from Councilman Roddey:
"If we let partisan politics drive York County it will put us on the road of destruction."