SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)
State Representative Nancy Mace is a single mom who grew up in the Lowcountry, works there and is raising her family there. She has a 100% rating with Conservation Voters of South Carolina.
She grew up in Goose Creek, S.C., and eventually graduated from Stratford High School, but not before working at the Waffle House.
She graduated magna cum laude from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where she was the school’s first female to graduate from its Corps of Cadets in 1999. She later earned a master’s degree in Mass Communication from The University of Georgia in 2004.
She is the author of In The Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel (Simon & Schuster, 2001). Her business experience stems from corporate technology consulting to starting her own company and commercial real estate sales.
Mace received the 2019 Taxpayer Hero Award from the South Carolina Club for Growth; she is also the recipient of the Champion Award from Palmetto Goodwill in her efforts in education and in helping those most in need receive job training. She is the mom of two children aged 11 and 13.