He is the Chair-Elect for the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus and holds a national office as Chairman of Region V for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators which includes North and South Carolina he is also the Chief Minority Whip for the South Carolina Democratic House Caucus. Rep. King was first elected in 1999 to the Chester City Council and was the youngest ever elected to the Council. Later in 2000, he was elected to the Chester County Council also again being the youngest elected in history and third only black at that time ever being elected to county council.
His civic affiliations include Life Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Burning Bush Masonic Lodge 186, York County Optimist Club and Rock Hill Branch NAACP. Rep. King is a member of Freedom Temple Ministries in Rock Hill,SC.
He is the son of Margie Buckson King and the late Honorable Mayor Chris C. King, Sr. He is the brother of William King, II, Nelson King, Robbie King-Boyd, Pansy King-Reid, Margie King-Delk and Marty King. The proud uncle of 23 nieces and nephews and 24 great nieces and nephews. Rep. King has been a strong voice on Equality issues, sickle cell, HIV and AIDS, Educational issues and voter suppression issues. Rep. King has grown to be one of the most impactful legislators in the State of South Carolina and has gained the respect of his colleagues in the General Assembly. Rep. King is a true voice not only for his district but for all the people of South Carolina.