We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. This week, our legislator spotlight series features House Deputy Democratic Leader Chandra E. Dillard. Representative Dillard lives in Greenville and represents House District 23.
Chandra Dillard was first elected to the House in 2008, after nine years on the Greenville City Council. She currently serves as Secretary of the House Ethics Committee and House Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee. She is a former President of the Conference of Black Municipal Elected Officials (2006-08) and President of the South Carolina General Assembly Women’s Caucus (2015-16). A strong advocate for early childhood education, Rep. Dillard has been recognized by the South Carolina Institute for Child Success. In addition, she has been honored by the SC Independent Colleges and Universities as Legislative Champion of the Year, has been a Green Tie honoree by the South Carolina Conservation Voters, and has received the Leadership Greenville Distinguished Alumni Award from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.
Rep. Dillard is Director of Community Relations for Furman University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University and a Masters in Public Administration from Walden University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Furman’s Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative, and Leadership South Carolina. She is a member of the Epsilon Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Lay Leader at John Wesley United Methodist Church. Rep. Dillard serves on several boards and committees, including Community Works Carolina, Bank of Travelers Rest Advisory Board, the Peace Center Board, and Ten at the Top.