A lifelong resident of South Carolina and an avid sportsman and outdoorsman, Representative Brian White was first elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2001. He has earned the reputation as an experienced and dedicated bridge builder who shapes public policy based on his commitments to strong families, sound economic growth and high-quality education.
Representative White was elected to National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Executive Council in 2013 and previously served as Chairman of the South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus from 2011 to 2013. His leadership within the state Caucus continued the strong tradition of the bipartisan and bicameral Caucus that is consistently a strong advocate for sportsmen and women in South Carolina. The South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus is the largest caucus in the State House.
In addition, he currently serves as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee where he manages the House version of the state budget and serves as a member of the State Budget and Control Board. He also has Chaired the House Rules Committee. Rep. White sits on the Palmetto Pride Board and formerly sat on the Clemson University Forestry and Natural Resources Advisory Board.
Representative White was the primary sponsor and champion of the legislation that proposed a constitutional amendment to the voters of South Carolina to constitutionally protect the right to hunt and fish. The measure ultimately passed the State House and then was approved by the voters with almost 90% voting in favor. He is also a past recipient of the NASC Heritage Award and the NRA Freedom Award. Brian is diligent in his work as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to fully apportion funds to the Department of Natural Resources to ensure the future of hunting and angling through sound-science and wildlife management principles.
“The South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, and NASC as a whole, does a tremendous job of educating legislators on sportsmen’s issues to ensure sound policy as well as promoting the huge economic benefit hunting and angling provides across the state and country. These pursuits are vastly important to South Carolina, and me personally, and working to protect them is a major priority for me as a legislator.”
(L to R): Rep. Brian White (SC Caucus Co-Chair), Rep. Mike Pitts (SC), CSF's Chris Horton, Rep. Philip Lowe (SC Caucus Co-Chair)
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