Brad Hutto

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Brad Hutto
Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 40th district
Assumed office
April 30, 1996
Preceded byMarshall Williams
Personal details
Born (1957-08-06) August 6, 1957 (age 61)
Orangeburg, South Carolina,
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Tracy Macpherson
EducationUniversity of South Carolina,
Georgetown University (JD)

C. Bradley "Brad" Hutto (born August 6, 1957) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the Senate District 40 since 1996. Senate District 40 encompasses all or portions of the counties of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Orangeburg. It is the only Senate District that includes six county seats.

Early life and career[edit]

He is a 1978 graduate of the Honors College of the University of South Carolina and a 1981 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. Since 1982, he has practiced law with the firm of Williams & Williams in Orangeburg, S.C.

Brad Hutto serves on the following Senate Committees: Judiciary; Medical Affairs; Fish, Game and Forestry; Rules; Education; and Ethics. He is also a member of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children and the Public Utilities Review Committee.

Brad Hutto is an Eagle Scout and well known for contributions to the Boy Scouts of America having served at the unit level as a Cubmaster of Pack 90. Brad Hutto serves on the Executive Board of the Indian Waters Council, BSA and served as Council President from 2009-2011. He is a vigil honor member in Muscogee Lodge, Order of the Arrow where he served as Lodge Chief in 1975. His Scouting recognitions include: Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, Order of the Arrow Founder's Award, and Centurion Award.

On May 11, 2017, Brad Hutto was the sole state Senator preventing the passage of a bill H3643 that would require universities funded by the state government to adopt the US State Department's definition of anti-Semitism.[1] On May 4, 2018, Hutto effectively killed legislation in the Senate which would have banned 97% of abortions in the state of South Carolina.[2][3]

U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

Hutto filed to run for Senator Lindsey Graham's seat in the United States Senate in 2014. He announced his candidacy on March 28, 2014, saying that a "bruising primary" shaping up between Graham and Republican challengers "would give me an opening" in the race despite South Carolina's strong conservative lean.[4] Hutto also criticized Graham for his frequent television appearances and said he would campaign to represent South Carolina's rural interests and communities.[5]

On May 28, 2014, the South Carolina Democratic Party's executive committee voted unanimously to endorse Hutto in the primary election over candidate Jay Stamper.[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Lone Senator Blocking South Carolina's Landmark Bill to Fight On-Campus Anti-Semitism". The Tower. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  2. ^ By. "SC Senate votes to outlaw virtually all abortions in South Carolina". thestate. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  3. ^ Kilgore, Ed (2018-05-04). "A Red State Finally Rejects an Abortion Ban". Intelligencer. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  4. ^ "Brad Hutto files to run for U.S. Senate". The State. March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto makes surprise entry into US Senate race for Graham's seat". The Republic. March 28, 2014. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "SCDP Executive Committee Unanimously Endorses Brad Hutto". South Carolina Democratic Party. May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Conley
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from South Carolina
(Class 2)

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