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101 Meeting Street, Room 108
Charleston, SC 29401
Born and raised in Charleston, Mary has grown up with politics in her blood and a desire to serve her community. She grew up in Charleston, attending Ashley River Creative Arts, Buist Academy and finally Ashley Hall before matriculating on to Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Spanish in 2002. Mary lived in Washington, DC for a number of years, immersing herself in art and politics before returning to the south to attend Auburn University where she received a Master in Business Administration in 2009. While at Auburn, Mary served as the President of the Graduate Business School, was named a Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and won the sole award given to a graduate business student by her peers based on leadership.
Shortly after returning to Charleston, Mary managed her father’s 2012 South Carolina Senate race and remained closely involved in local politics before deciding to run for office herself in 2014. Mary served the last two years in the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing parts of Charleston and Dorchester counties. She also worked as a Realtor and Property Manager when not in Columbia.
This past November, Mary ran for Charleston County Treasurer and won, becoming the first female treasurer that the county has elected. Her win was also the second time that Mary was the only Democratic pick-up statewide.
She has been involved with the Junior League of Charleston, has served on Ashley Hall’s Alumni Board since 2013 and has been active in volunteering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mary was honored with their award for Best & Brightest in 2013.
When not working, Mary can be found enjoying the outdoors (and anything to do with water), eating her way through the lowcountry and spending time with family, friends and her two dogs, Cornbread and Moose.
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