Joan Brady

Republican incumbent for S.C. House District 78.



Occupation: Community advocate, mother and former journalist

Education: BA, Journalism, University of South Carolina, 1974

Experience in Political or Related Positions:
Host/Producer, South Carolina Educational Television and WISTV (5 yrs)
South Carolina Association of Counties Legislative Task Force, 2002
South Carolina House Arts Caucus, 2004-
Women in Philanthropy
Council of State Governments, Board of Directors and Executive Board, 2006-2010
Women In Government, State Director, 2006-10, Executive Board, 2010, Board Secretary 2012
South Carolina Republican Women's Legislative Caucus, 2005, Chair, 2007-09
National Foundation of Women Legislators, State Director, 2008, Recording Secretary, 2009
Palmetto Center for Women Board., 2006- 2010
South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus, Chairman, 2008-10
House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, 2005-07
House Labor Commerce & industry, 2007 -
House Insurance Sub-committee chair, 2008 -
Joint Legislative and Citizens Commission on Children, Vice Chairman, 2008
Majority Whip
Mayor, Arcadia Lakes, 1997 – 2000
Richland County Council, 2000 - 2004, Vice Chairman, 2003 – 2004
House of Representatives, 2005 - Present

Why should voters choose you in this election? 

A woman's work is never done. I am a proven, effective voice for the children of our state and a respected member of a conservative coalition working across party lines to bring new business and jobs to South Carolina. As a representative, I always strive to be a voice for our community and for the issues impacting our families in Richland County. While others talk about working to bridge a partisan gap, I have a strong record of working to find common ground, producing meaningful reforms with colleagues across the aisle. This election is about bringing jobs to Richland County and building a better future for our children, and I have the record to prove I'll continue to produce those results for District 78.