Mayor Steve MacDougall

Background Information

Mayor Steve MacDougall was elected to Town Council in 2011 and became Mayor in 2013. He was raised in Lexington and has a background is hospitality, business management and public safety.


During his tenure as Councilman, Steve served as the liaison for the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee, whom was instrumental in the implementation of Lexington Paw Park. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Central Midlands Council of Governments and serves on the Executive Committee, Planning and Development Advisory Committee and the Transportation Subcommittee. Mayor MacDougall also serves on the board of directors for the Municipal Association of SC and is President of its affiliate organization, the SC Association of Mayors. He is also Chair of the Lexington County Joint Municipal Water and Sewer Commission and is President of the Saxe Gotha-Lexington Public Facilities Corporation. Additionally, he has been named to Columbia Business Monthly 50 Most Influential.


He is a graduate of Lexington High School and USC and previously owned his own restaurant and was a licensed South Carolina Law Enforcement Officer with the State Senate Sergeant at Arm's Office. Steve is a dedicated father to three wonderful daughters and husband to Jamie, an ER Nurse at Lexington Medical Center.

Mayor MacDougall is excited to work with his Council and staff to continue improving the Town of Lexington through the Vision Plan and making it a place where everyone wants to live, work, play and learn.

General Information

  • Elected Mayor: December 2013
  • Entered Town Council: November 2011
  • Current Term Expires: November 2023