Nancy Mace

Born:December 4, 1977 (age 46)
Career:U.S. House of Representative, 2021-present South Carolina House of Representatives, 2018-2020
State:South Carolina
Education:B.S., The Citadel
M.S., University of Georgia

Nancy Mace assumed office as the U.S. representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district in 2021, the first Republican woman elected to Congress from South Carolina

Macy was born December 4, 1977, at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, the daughter of a United States Army officer. In 1999, Mace became the first woman to graduate from The Citadel's Corps of Cadets program with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She also earned a master’s degree is journalism and mass communication from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. In 2008, Mace started a public relations and consulting firm. She was also co-owner of the website FITSNews, but sold her stake in 2013.

In 2012, Mace volunteered for the campaign of presidential candidate Ron Paul. In 2014, she ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carolina, losing in the primary. In 2017, she was a special election for the 99th district in the South Carolina House of Representatives, and was elected to a full term in 2018.

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