Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant
Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant is campaigning to be the next Governor in S.C. On Saturday, March 10th, Bryant spoke in Myrtle Beach before the top brass of the National Guard Association of S.C. The convention was held at the Myrtle Beach Hilton.
The primary for S.C. Governor is held June 12th. There are currently five candidates vying for the Republican nomination. Kevin Bryant is running against current incumbent Henry McMaster, Catherine Templeton, John Warren, and Yancey McGill.
Bryant is a conservative who promises state-wide integrity if elected.
Born in Anderson County in 1967, Lieutenant Governor Kevin L. Bryant graduated from T.L. Hanna High School in 1985 and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1989.
Since then, Bryant has managed, with his brothers and father, Bryant Pharmacy & Supply, an independent pharmacy located in Anderson. Working together, the Bryant family has upheld the “old corner drug store” image while creating a highly skilled pharmacy as well as a provider of oxygen, medical equipment, and diagnostic supplies.
Lieutenant Governor Bryant married his wife, the former Ann Barinowski of Augusta, GA, in 1989; they have three children and a daughter in law. The Bryants attend Concord Community Church, a non-denominational New Testament fellowship, where Bryant has served as a deacon.
In 2004, Lieutenant Governor Bryant was elected to the South Carolina State Senate, where he served for 12 years. As a member of the State Senate, he chaired the General Committee and also had committee assignments on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Corrections and Penology; Finance; and Labor, Commerce, and Industry.
Following the resignation of Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster, Bryant was elected President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina State Senate before being sworn in as South Carolina’s 92nd Lieutenant Governor on January 25, 2017. In his role as Lieutenant Governor, Bryant serves as President of the South Carolina Senate and oversees the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging.
During his tenure in public service, Lieutenant Governor Bryant has been a constant voice for limited government, lower taxes, and supporting traditional family values. As Lieutenant Governor, he remains committed to his beliefs and providing superior constituent service to all South Carolinians.