Drew McKissick, State Chairman
Drew McKissick was elected State Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party in May of 2017. He is a Columbia, South Carolina based conservative political strategist with over thirty-five years of experience in grassroots politics and a passion for teaching others how to make a difference in our political system.
He also currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee, after his election in January of 2023.
He is a veteran of numerous political campaigns as well as conservative issue campaigns, and specializes in political strategy, planning and organization. During his tenure as State Chairman, the SCGOP has won more elections across South Carolina that at any time in the past 150 years.
McKissick has served in elected and appointed positions within the Republican Party at all levels and in all aspects of the GOP’s organization, as well as having been a member of the Electoral College (2004, 2012 & 2020). He also worked as the Eastern Director for Faith Engagement for the Republican National Committee, helping engage the faith community towards greater political participation.
He has written several books and other publications dealing with various aspects of political education, organization, lobbying and campaigns which provide tips on effective conservative activism, (most recently: The Grassroots 101 Training Series and How to Plan a Winning Campaign).
He is a member of Congaree Baptist Church in Gadsden, SC. He and his wife Amy reside in Columbia, along with Jasper and Abby, their very willful Boykin Spaniels.
He likes Elvis and beating Democrats.