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Born in Greenville, the daughter of Bob Jones University staff members Bob and Barb Taylor, Nanny graduated with a business degree from BJU in 1987. She worked as a staff assistant in Washington for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when it was headed by Senator Jesse Helms. Nanney served as chairman of the Greenville County Republican Party, 2006–07, and treasurer of the Upstate Republican Women’s Club, 2003–06.
First elected to the state house in 2008, after defeating Gloria Arias Haskins in the Republican primary, Nanney worked for passage of a 24-Hour abortion bill that requires women seeking abortion to wait 24 hours after they have arrived at the clinic.[verification needed]
In 2014 Nanney sponsored the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" which would prohibit abortions on unborn babies after 20 weeks gestation.
In 2010 Nanney was the credit manager for Interfilm Holdings, a leading PET film converter and distributor for industrial markets. She and her husband, Timothy Lee Nanney, Greenville County Register of Deeds, have five children. She is a member of Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville.
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- Wendy Nanney website
- Official SC Statehouse website.
- Jordan Wellin, “BJU grad claims district 22 victory for S. C. House,” Collegian [BJU newspaper], November 5, 2010