The South Carolina Family Caucus

“… but as for me and my house, we will serve the lord.” Joshua 24:15

Founded in 2017

51 Members… And Counting

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Welcome

We hope this website will be a valuable tool to connect the citizens of South Carolina with the legislators who are carrying the banner for liberty, faith, and family.

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Our Mission

We are a team of legislators dedicated to preserving and protecting families in South Carolina.

Email Us

For general concerns and inquiries, please send us an email at info@scfamilycaucus.org.

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beliefs

Religious Liberty

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant, and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” Ronald Reagan, March 8, 1983

We stand for the religious freedom on which our State and our nation were founded. The preamble to the South Carolina Constitution states that we are “grateful to God for our liberties….” Article I, Section 2 of our Constitution states that “[t]he General Assembly shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” Our goal is to honor our heritage of faith and preserve the promise of religious liberty for generations to come.

Faith

“…as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

First and foremost, Family Caucus members support the rights of parents, families, and churches to honor God in every area of their lives, private and public.

Family

“…the house of the righteous stands firm.” Proverbs 12:7 (NIV)

We believe the biblical design for marriage is God’s best plan for families and children—not just spiritually, but psychologically and economically. We believe that respecting traditional marriage and family values will create stronger families and a stronger South Carolina.

Life

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

We are unashamedly pro-life. We believe each child is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. That’s why we’re dedicated to the preservation of all life, inside and outside the womb. The Family Caucus agrees with pro-life positions and opposes pro-choice leanings.

Healthy Influences

“…observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations… Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.” 1 Kings 2:3 (NIV)

Our goal is to protect families from unhealthy influences, whether it’s addiction, pornography, prostitution, human trafficking, violence, crime, gambling, or other ugly issues that South Carolina citizens face today.

Why We Stand

THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

Abortions performed in South Carolina, 2022

2021: 6,279

2020: 5,468

Arrests for Driving Under the Influence in South Carolina, 2022

2021: 12,896

2020: 12,508

Arrests for Violent Crimes in South Carolina, 2022

2021: 27,663

2020: 28,360

Passed Legislation

Family Victories

2023 Legislative Victories Update

2023 Legislative Victories Update

THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST PRODUCTIVE CONSERVATIVE SESSION IN THE HISTORY OF SC! Representative John McCravy, along with the SC Family Caucus' true conservative colleagues, fought and sacrificed for family priorities with great results: ELECTION REFORM (Tightest in...

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Medical Ethics and Diversity Act

Medical Ethics and Diversity Act

The Medical Ethics and Diversity Act (MEDS ACT) protecting freedom of conscience of medical workers and students; allowing them to opt out from procedures they find objectionable under religious grounds without discrimination. Bill:...

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Save Women’s Sports Act

Save Women’s Sports Act

The Save Women's Sports Act (H.4608) prevents biological males from competing in girls and women sports in all public schools, including all public colleges and universities in SC. Bill: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/4608.htm

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Vaccine Mandates Banned

Vaccine Mandates Banned

This bill provides for "an act to declare that the practice of discrimination based on vaccination status is in conflict with the ideals of South Carolina; to provide that the general assembly believes that a federal vaccine mandate is unconstitutional; to provide...

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2020 Year-End Press Release

2020 Year-End Press Release

Press Release 12/8/20 Members of the SC Family Caucus plan to pre-file a slate of legislation for the 2021-22 session to protect and strengthen the family.  Many of these bills will be pre-filed tomorrow.  The SC Family Caucus was organized in 2017 and has grown to a...

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Governor McMaster Signs “Dylan’s Law”

Governor McMaster Signs “Dylan’s Law”

All life is precious. On May 16th, “Dylan’s Law” was passed by SC Governor Henry McMaster. Sponsored by the Family Caucus, “Dylan’s Law” requires DHEC to test all SC newborns for Krabbe disease and two other genetic disorders. This bill is named in honor of Dylan...

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Pending Legislation

Tell Your Reps to Vote YES!

Motto Act

Motto Act

The Motto Act requires public schools to accept donations and place in a conspicuous area a certain modest display depicting the National Motto. Bill: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/prever/969_20220510.htm Want to help? Please contact your Senator and...

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Abortion Reversal Disclosure Act

Abortion Reversal Disclosure Act

The SC House of Representatives passed Abortion Reversal Disclosure Act requiring full disclosure of the existence of the abortion reversal pill as well as the true effect of not taking the second pill of the chemical abortion. Bill:...

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The Academic Integrity Act

The Academic Integrity Act

The Academic Integrity Act includes prohibitions against the teaching, use, or promotion of The 1619 Project or other tenants, such as Critical Race Theory. Bill: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/4343.htm Want to help? Please contact your...

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Heartbeat Bill

Heartbeat Bill

If a heartbeat is detected, a baby is protected. On April 25th, 70 SC representatives voted and passed the SC Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act. House bill 3020, known as the “Heartbeat bill,” legally protects every unborn baby with a heartbeat, which is...

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2024-25 Session

caucus Members

“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)

Our members’ affiliations may vary along political lines, but we all have two things in common: we profess Christ as our Lord and Savior, and we care deeply about South Carolina’s families.

If your Senator or Representative isn’t a member of the Family Caucus, you can use the search tools below to contact him or her with your questions and concerns.

William H. Bailey

William H. Bailey

Representative

Thomas Beach

Thomas Beach

Representative

James “Mike” Burns

James “Mike” Burns

Representative

 Official Profile
Charter Member
Executive Committee
Richard J. Cash

Richard J. Cash

Senator

Donald G. "Don" Chapman

Donald G. "Don" Chapman

Representative

William “Bill” Chumley

William “Bill” Chumley

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Bobby Cox

Bobby Cox

Representative

April Cromer

April Cromer

Representative

Sylleste H. Davis

Sylleste H. Davis

Representative

Shannon S. Erickson

Shannon S. Erickson

Representative

Cally R. "Cal" Forrest

Cally R. "Cal" Forrest

Representative

Craig A. Gagnon

Craig A. Gagnon

Representative

Billy Garrett

Billy Garrett

Senator

Daniel Gibson

Daniel Gibson

Representative

Leon "Doug" Gilliam

Leon "Doug" Gilliam

Representative

Official Profile
Chair, Judicial Committee
Executive Committee

Thomas Duval "Val" Guest, Jr.

Thomas Duval "Val" Guest, Jr.

Representative

Patrick B. Haddon

Patrick B. Haddon

Representative

Official Profile
Executive Committee

Jackie “Coach” Hayes

Jackie “Coach” Hayes

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
David R. Hiott

David R. Hiott

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Executive Committee
William M. "Bill" Hixon

William M. "Bill" Hixon

Representative

Max T. Hyde, Jr.

Max T. Hyde, Jr.

Representative

Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson

Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Stewart Jones

Stewart Jones

Representative

Official Profile
Executive Committee

Wallace “Jay” Jordan, Jr.

Wallace “Jay” Jordan, Jr.

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
John Gregory "Jay" Kilmartin

John Gregory "Jay" Kilmartin

Representative

Josh Kimbrell

Josh Kimbrell

Senator

Matthew W. "Matt" Leber

Matthew W. "Matt" Leber

Representative

Dwight A. Loftis

Dwight A. Loftis

Senator

Official Profile
Charter Member
Steven W. Long

Steven W. Long

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Josiah Magnuson

Josiah Magnuson

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Robert J. "RJ" May, III

Robert J. "RJ" May, III

Representative

Donald R. "Ryan" McCabe, Jr.

Donald R. "Ryan" McCabe, Jr.

Representative

John R. McCravy, III

John R. McCravy, III

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Moderator
Cody T. Mitchell

Cody T. Mitchell

Representative

Travis A. Moore

Travis A. Moore

Representative

Adam Morgan

Adam Morgan

Representative

Dennis Moss

Dennis Moss

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Roger A. Nutt

Roger A. Nutt

Representative

Melissa Oremus

Melissa Oremus

Representative

Official Profile
Chair, Life Committee

Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope

Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope

Representative

Mike Reichenbach

Mike Reichenbach

Senator

Marvin "Mark" Smith

Marvin "Mark" Smith

Representative

Anne J. Thayer

Anne J. Thayer

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Executive Committee

Ashley Trantham

Ashley Trantham

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
David Vaughan

David Vaughan

Representative

Official Profile
Executive Committee

John “Jay” West, IV

John “Jay” West, IV

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Joseph S. "Joe" White

Joseph S. "Joe" White

Representative

Mark Willis

Mark Willis

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member
Christopher "Chris" Wooten

Christopher "Chris" Wooten

Representative

Richard “Richie” Yow

Richard “Richie” Yow

Representative

Official Profile
Charter Member

IT STARTS WITH YOU

 

Is there a legal issue in your community that affects your faith or your family? Is there a state law hindering you from doing the right thing? Is there a pro-family bill that needs to be introduced or passed? You can help by emailing, calling, writing, or visiting your representative and senator and making them aware of the bill or issue.

Thank you for your prayerful support.