Representative Brian White
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 statesman who shapes public policy based on his commitments to strong families, sound economic growth and high-quality education.
Throughout his life, Brian has been an avid sportsman and outdoorsman serving as South Carolina’s Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus chairman from 2011-2013 and 2018-present. His leadership within the state Caucus, one of the largest caucus in the SC State House, continues the strong tradition of the bipartisan and bicameral Caucus and is consistently a strong advocate for sportsmen and women in South Carolina. He currently serves as an Executive Committee Member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucus.
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. In 2018, Brian was the primary sponsor of legislation to make the Conservation Bank permanent and add more public access to the outdoors. Brian was 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.
Brian served as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee from 2011 to 2018, served on the SC State Budget and Control Board from 2011 to 2018, and chaired the House Rules Committee. Currently, Rep. White is a proud member of the state’s Labor, Commerce and Industry committee. Rep. White formerly sat on Clemson University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Advisory Board, has been honored with the Southeast Legislator of the Year Award for the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses, the Natural Resources Legislator of the Year, and the NRA's Rick Daniel Memorial Defender of Freedom Award.
“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.”
Brian and his wife Courtney have three daughters, Amelia, Isabelle, and Madeline. Brian is committed to passing on his love for hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors to his daughters and to the next generation of South Carolinians.