John Courson

Republican incumbent for S.C. Senate District 20.



Occupation: Senator, Insurance Broker

Education: BA 1968-University of South Carolina


SC Senator 1984 to present

Ronald Reagan delegate to GOP National Conventions in 1976,1980,1984

SC Presidential Elector for Reagan in 1980,1984

State Chairman for Strom Thurmond in 1984,1990

State Treasurer for Strom Thurmond from 1991 to 1996

Why should be chosen:

Leadership Skills and Policy Positions

Elected Chair of the Senate Education Committee 2005

Elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate on March 13, 2012 (first ever chosen from Richland county, since 1890 from Lexington county)

Strong Supporter of Economic Development, Education, and Environment

Endorsed by SC Chamber of Commerce, NFIB, BIPEC, SCEA and League of Conservation Voters