Washington (CNN) – South Carolina state Rep. Converse Chellis was elected by the legislature today to fill the treasurer job left vacant by Thomas Ravenel, who resigned in July amid federal cocaine charges.
Ravenel was South Carolina state chairman for former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.
According to John McCain’s presidential campaign, Chellis is a supporter of the Arizona Senator.
On June 19, Ravenel was indicted on a federal charge of cocaine possession with intent to distribute. He was suspended by Governor Mark Sanford, and then resigned his position as Treasurer on July 24. He is no longer an adviser to the Giuliani campaign.
- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby