I am humbled to be given the great honor to represent the extraordinary residents of State House District 10 (parts of Anderson, Greenville, and Pickens counties) within the South Carolina House of Representatives. This responsibility is one I do not take lightly. Since being elected to office within a special election in the summer of 2011, I have made it my priority to be present for House votes and committee meetings, in order for your voices to be heard within this State. I believe government has an important part to play with strengthening our society but too often our leaders use the powers of government to advance their personal well being. It is important to follow the road map that our Founding Fathers gave us of a limited government that serves at the pleasure of the public and not self interest. I do not pretend to have all the answers but I seek wisdom from members of our community and listen to the voices of my constituency in order to develop my positions. While I am as conservative/limited government as they come and don’t often agree with my liberal counter parts, I do treat everyone with the utmost respect and am always willing to listen. I believe it’s important within this divisive time of political turmoil, to treat everyone with respect because at the end of the day we are all children of the Lord Almighty and we all were created in His image.
A Blessed Family
My greatest achievement is the blessing of my family. It is crucial not to lose focus of what is really important in this crazy world. That is why I travel to and from Columbia everyday while in session, in order to spend nights at home in Powdersville with my incredible family.
The Lord blessed me with an incredibly loving and beautiful wife, Holly. She has the most important role within our family with taking care of our two energetic little boys. Asher is our oldest son and he is 2 years old. He was born at only 2lbs. Holly and I spent close to two months within the Greenville Memorial Hospital NICU. During this time the Lord showed our family just how important and special life truly is. Abram is our youngest son who just turned 8 months old and not to be out done by his older brother, spent 5 days within the NICU as well. My most important role within this life will always be as a husband and father.
Voting is one of the most important responsibilities a Representative has. However, many of the important decisions happen within committees and conversations leading up to floor votes.
It has been an honor to be a part of these important conversations within our State. I currently serve as Chairman of the Public Safety Sub-Committee and Chairman of the Executive Sub-Committee within the SC House. Over the last several years I have help lead on many important issues our state has faced and co-sponsored a vast amount of bills.
Bills that I have drafted and have become law:
H. 4521 Tucker Hipps Transparency Act (reporting hazing at public colleges and universities)
H. 4546 Definitions in Children’s Code (improving Foster Care)
H. 3706 Emergency Anaphylaxis Treatment Act (access to Epipen in schools bill)
H. 3725 Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (save) Act (allows access to Epipen’s)
H. 4840 High School Equivalency Diploma Accessibility Act (increase access to higher education)