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. He had previously worked for Congressman John Spratt (D-SC) on Capital Hill and served as the President of College Democrats at his alma mater.
Mr. Brown served two terms in the legislature where he was initially placed 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 state’s powerful 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 widely circulated farewell address. He was viewed as a bipartisan and pragmatic voice for business in the Legislature, and was appointed to multiple conference committees by Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell.
After leaving the House, Mr. Brown worked on numerous commercial development projects including commercial/land brokerage as well as construction ventures. In the realm of public service, Mr. Brown served on the Fairfield Memorial Hospital board of trustees and was appointed to South Carolina Conservation Bank board of directors by the Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, where he represented South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.
Mr. Brown is a native of Fairfield County, a former member of the Democratic National Committee, a member of Sion Presbyterian Church (USA) in Winnsboro and the alumni advisor for Kappa Alpha Order at the University of South Carolina. He’s a fourth-generation politician and a second-generation lobbyist, who considers his father and grandfather his greatest role models. When not in the office, Mr. Brown can be found fixing something that has broken at his historic home in Ridgeway.