BioJeff Duncan is a 1988 graduate of Clemson University where he played football for Coach Danny Ford. Before being elected to Congress, he served as President and CEO of J. Duncan Associates, a South Carolina based, family owned real estate marketing firm which specialized in statewide real estate auctions.
Jeff was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002, and was named Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee in 2007.
During his time in the General Assembly, Jeff was named "Taxpayer Hero" for his work combating wasteful government spending and fighting against tax increases. Jeff has also received the "Guardian of Small Business" award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB); an A+ rating from the Club for Growth, the Palmetto Leadership Award from the SC Policy Council (2003), "Legislator of the Year" from the SC Recreation and Parks Association, and "Legislator of the Year" from the SC Wildlife Federation (2007).
Jeff is a strong advocate for energy independence and served on the US Department of the Interior's Outer Continental Shelf's 5 year Planning Sub-Committee for making recommendations on oil and natural gas leases on offshore areas. In addition, he served on the state's Natural Gas Offshore Drilling Study Committee and was appointed to represent the state of South Carolina on the Southern States Energy Board.
Jeff has been married to his wife Melody for twenty-two years and they have three sons- Graham, John Philip, and Parker. The Duncan family are members of First Baptist Church of Clinton.