Brad (Brad) Hutto (D-SS40)
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South Carolina State Senate
Room 510 Gressette Building 1101 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

District Office:
PO Box 1084
Orangeburg, SC 29116-1084
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Tracy Dawn Macpherson   DOB: 8/6/1957
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Ethics
MemberSenate Committee on Medical Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on Legislative Oversight
MemberJoint Committee on Interstate Cooperation
MemberSenate Committee on Education
MemberSenate Committee on Banking and Insurance
Counties Representing
Aiken / Allendale / Bamberg / Barnwell / Colleton / Hampton / Orangeburg


State Senator Brad Hutto has served in the South Carolina State Senate since 1996, representing District 40. His district includes Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Orangeburg.

Senator Hutto is from the Providence Community near Holly Hill in eastern Orangeburg County, where he grew up on his family's dairy farm. In 1978, Brad Hutto graduated, magna cum laude, from the Honors Program at the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree. At age 23, he graduated with a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC in 1981. He is a partner at Williams and Williams in Orangeburg, SC, and an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina Honors College.

In the Senate, he has championed women's access to reproductive care. He was one of the leading voices against Republican efforts to ban abortion in South Carolina, and continues to fight to ensure women have access to the health care they need and deserve. Senator Hutto has delivered for our rural communities, with millions to improve roads, schools and parks. He also led the effort to secure the funding for the Barnwell-Bamberg Emergency Medical Center to ensure no one is left without good health care options.

​Outside of the Senate, he is an active member of the Orangeburg community. He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the Founder's Award and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Indian Waters Council, BSA and was its president from 2009-2011. During the 100th year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010, he was named to the BSA Centennial Leadership Hall of Fame by the council.

In addition, Senator Hutto has received the following awards during his time in public service- Legislator of the Year Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, and 2014). Champion of Choice by Planned Parenthood (2022) Planned Parenthood (2019) Green Tie Award Legislator of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Counties (2002 and 2011) Legislator of the Year, South Carolina State Firefighters' Association (2011) Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Solicitors' Association Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Public Health Association (2004) Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Farm Bureau. Legislative Advocacy Award from the Greenville Hospital System Children's Hospital Development Council (2012) Barbara W. Moxon Advocacy Award from Planned Parenthood (2011) Golden Palmetto Award from the South Carolina Cable Television Association (2008) He has also received honors from- South Carolina Rural Health Association (2000) South Carolina School Nurses (2002) Claflin University (2000) South Carolina Medical Association (2009) South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative (2010) South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (2011) Friends of the Edisto (2012) Brad Hutto is married to Dr. Tracy Macpherson, a pediatrician at The Pediatric Clinic in Orangeburg. They have one son, Skyler who also practices law at Williams and Williams and resides in Orangeburg, SC with his wife Lindsay.