Drew McKissick

State Chairman

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Drew McKissick was elected State Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party in May of 2017.  He is a Columbia, S.C.-based conservative political strategist with over thirty years of experience in grassroots politics and a passion for teaching others how the system works and how to make a difference.

His past work involved specializing in political strategy, planning and organization as well as developing grassroots political education programs. He has served in elected and appointed positions within the Republican Party at all levels and in all aspects of the GOP’s organization.

Drew is a three-time member of the Electoral College (2004, 2012, 2020), and has written several books and other publications dealing with political education, organization, lobbying and campaigns which provide tips on effective conservative activism, (most recently: The Grassroots 101 Training Series and How to Plan a Winning Campaign).

He is a member of Congaree Baptist Church in Gadsden. Drew and his wife Amy reside in Columbia along with their very willful Boykin Spaniels “Jasper” and “Abby”.  He likes Elvis and beating Democrats.


  • Member of RNC’s Ballot Integrity Committee
  • Political advisor to multiple campaigns and conservative grassroots organizations
  • Thirty year Republican Party veteran, serving in appointed and elected positions at all levels
  • Former Eastern Director for Faith Engagement, Republican National Committee
  • Former Republican National Committeeman from SC
  • Delegate to seven Republican National Conventions
  • Three time member of the Rules Committee, Republican National Convention
  • Three-time Electoral College member: 2004, 2012 & 2020