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SC EPFP Alum Senator Mia McLeod Sworn in as State Senator

Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sarah McCann
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On Tuesday, November 29th South Carolina State Senator Mia S. McLeod was sworn in to office. Senator McLeod is an alumna of SC-EPFP’s 2014-15 cohort, which she attended while a member of the SC House of Representatives (District 79 – Richland County), where she served from 2011 to 2016. Senator McLeod will represent District 22 (Kershaw & Richland counties). She becomes the fourth member of the Senate Women’s Caucus, the first female Senator for District 22, and the first African-American elected to that seat from Richland County.

Senator McLeod is the president of McLeod Butler Communications, LLC, in Columbia. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and the USC School of Law, she previously served as director of the Violence Against Women Act Project with the SC Attorney General’s Office; director of the State Office of Victim Assistance; and Governmental Affairs director for the SC Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services.

Within the community, Senator McLeod has served on the Board of Directors of the SC Chamber of Commerce; as co-chair of the Richland School District Two 2008 Bond Referendum Campaign; and as a member and chair of two local School Improvement Councils in Richland School District Two. For 2016, while serving in the House, she was named SIC Legislator of the Year by the SC School Improvement Council for her efforts and advocacy on behalf of such Councils and public education.




















Mia S. McLeod (left), SC-EPFP 14-15, takes the oath of office as State Senator November 29, in the South Carolina Senate Chamber in the State House, Columbia, SC. Administering the oath is Ms. Ann McCrowey Mickle, Esq.




















Newly-sworn SC State Senator Mia S. McLeod (left), SC-EPFP 14-15, is congratulated by SC-EPFP Co-Coordinator and fellow alum (11-12) Tom F. Hudson on the floor of the South Carolina Senate November 29.

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