H. BOYD BROWN
Upon graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2007, Boyd Brown was subsequently elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, becoming America's youngest state lawmaker at the age of 22.
Mr. Brown served two terms in the General Assembly and sat on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee for his first term. During his second term, Mr. Brown served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Brown was described as a "substantive policy voice," an "ethics reform champion" and The Washington Post labeled him a "Voice of a Generation" after he delivered a farewell address that went viral. He was viewed as a bipartisan and pragmatic voice in the Legislature, and was appointed to multiple conference committees by the former Speaker of the House.
After leaving the Legislature, Mr. Brown helped grow multiple construction companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. He was asked to serve on the troubled Fairfield Memorial Hospital board of trustees, where he was instrumental in keeping health care in a rural community. He was also appointed to the South Carolina Conservation Bank board of directors by Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, where he helped direct the preservation of hundreds of thousands of acres of land in the Palmetto State, equaling hundreds of millions of dollars in conservation easements.
Mr. Brown is a native of Winnsboro, a former member of the Democratic National Committee and a member of Sion Presbyterian Church (USA) in Winnsboro. He was a fourth-generation politician and a second-generation lobbyist, who considers his father and grandfathers his greatest role models. When not in the office, Mr. Brown can be found spending time with his wife, Dr. Lee Ferrell Brown, DMD, their son, David, and their Boykin spaniel, Teddy, at their home in Mount Pleasant.