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State Senator Brad Hutto has served in the South Carolina State Senate since 1996, representing District 40.  His district includes Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Orangeburg.

Senator Hutto is from the Providence Community near Holly Hill in eastern Orangeburg County, where he grew up on his family’s dairy farm.  In 1978, Brad Hutto graduated, magna cum laude, from the Honors Program at the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree. At age 23, he graduated with a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC in 1981. He is a partner at Williams and Williams in Orangeburg, SC, and an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina Honors College.

In the State Senate, Senator Hutto has built a record of fighting for rural communities, children, and access to high quality, affordable health care.  Hutto serves on the Judiciary; Medical Affairs; Fish, Game and Forestry; Rules; Education; and Ethics committees. He is also chair of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children and is a member of the Public Utilities Review Committee.


Outside of the Senate, he is an active member of the Orangeburg community.  He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the Founder’s Award and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Indian Waters Council, BSA and was its president from 2009-2011.  During the 100th year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010, he was named to the BSA Centennial Leadership Hall of Fame by the council.


In addition, Senator Hutto has received the following awards during his time in public service:


  • Legislator of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Counties (2002 and 2011)

  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (2011)

  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Solicitors’ Association

  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Public Health Association (2004)

  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Farm Bureau.  

  • Legislative Advocacy Award from the Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital Development Council (2012)

  • Barbara W. Moxon Advocacy Award from Planned Parenthood (2011)

  • Golden Palmetto Award from the South Carolina Cable Television Association (2008)

  • He has also received honors from:

    • South Carolina Rural Health Association (2000)

    • South Carolina School Nurses (2002)

    • Claflin University (2000)

    • South Carolina Medical Association (2009)

    • South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative (2010)

    • South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (2011)

    • Friends of the Edisto (2012)

Brad Hutto is married to Dr. Tracy Macpherson, a pediatrician at The Pediatric Clinic in Orangeburg. They have one son, Skyler who also practices law at Williams and Williams in Orangeburg, SC.





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