Rep. John McCravy is STANDING FIRM
for your conservative values.
Rep. McCravy fights for low taxes, less government, and complete accountability to you, the people.
Rep. McCravy is dedicated to protecting the traditional Christian values that let families and societies thrive
Rep. McCravy stands for your religious freedom and your constitutional rights.
• Son of John and Meg McCravy of Greenwood
• Graduated from Greenwood High School in 1976, Clemson University in 1982, and USC School of Law in 1985.
• Married to Dana Shaw for 38 years
• Two children: John R. “JR” McCravy IV and Kelley Robertson
• Three grandchildren: John R. “Ian” McCravy V, Ruth Elaine McCravy, and Lydia June McCravy
• Member: House Judiciary Committee
• Member: General Laws Subcommittee
• Moderator: Family Caucus of the SC House of Representatives
• Member: Republican Caucus
• Managing Attorney: McCravy, Newlon, and Sturkie Law Firm, P.A.
• Adjunct Faculty: Lander University – Professor of Commercial Law
• Elder: Calvary Chapel Greenwood
• Board member: Greater Greenwood United Ministries
• Advisory Board Member: Crossroads Pregnancy Center
• Advisory Board Member: Volunteers in Medical Missions
• Master Mason
Rep. John R. McCravy III (R) represents House District 13 in the S.C. State House. District 13 includes most of Greenwood County: half of Greenwood, the towns of Ninety Six and Hodges, and parts of Ware Shoals, Bradley, and Troy.
Honesty, Transparency, Accountability
In South Carolina, the legislature elects our judges. Activist judges hurt us when they go beyond their constitutional mandate and make their own laws. I have voted for and supported outstanding conservative judges like George “Buck” James, who was recently elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
ethical Judicial Elections
I have called for ethical governance and the avoidance of conflicts of interest. For example, currently, incumbent judges are prohibited from contributing to the campaign of legislators who will vote in their races, but judicial candidates are not. I proposed legislation to end this appearance of impropriety and make judicial races fairer.
Citizens deserve to know how their taxes are spent. I have consistently supported strengthening our Freedom of Information Act laws, including reform to make accessing public documents easier and faster.
Our state needs to stay economically competitive. In the two years I have been on the job, South Carolina has welcomed $6 billion in new business investments. I voted to maintain a strong Commerce Department and was pleased to welcome Teijin Ltd., a carbon fiber manufacturing company, to Greenwood, which will provide 220 jobs to Lakelands citizens at its new plant.
Government must learn to do more with less. High taxes are choking out small businesses in America, so we must hold state taxes to a bare minimum. For example, while I am for solar energy, I voted against subsidizing it; it should stand on its own without taxing S.C. citizens.
I support our law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers, EMS employees, and emergency room personnel. They sacrifice their nights, weekends and holidays to serve us in dangerous conditions. I recently finished honoring first responders in my district who have served us for 20 years or more
Our veterans fought for our freedom. We owe them our gratitude for their countless sacrifices. I support legislation to make their retirement free from state taxes as a small way to say thank you.
utility rate reform
Consumers should not be forced to pay for the poor decisions of utility companies, especially when company executives pocket bonuses upwards of $20 million. I voted to repeal the unconstitutional “Base Load Review Act” and to stop forcing ratepayers to fund a failed utility company.
Compliance with and respect for the law give order to society. When left-leaning mayors release convicted illegal aliens on bail, they thwart federal efforts to enforce the law. I co-sponsored a bill that would ban sanctuary cities in our state and prevent this.
I believe strong families hold society together - I do all I can to support traditional family values.
I am 100% pro-life. I represent the unborn tirelessly in the State House. I strongly advocated for and voted for the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act that passed the House in 2017. I co-sponsored the Fetal Personhood bill that would legally grant the unborn the status of human beings. In the face of strong opposition, I successfully introduced an amendment to the budget that effectively defunds Planned Parenthood in S.C. Click here to see video of the House voting to defund Planned Parenthood.
I believe that marriage is the God-ordained union between one man and one woman, which is how it is defined by S. C. law.
Superior education for our children is one of the legislature’s most important issues. At stake is no less than the future of our state.
I believe parents know best. I support granting more freedom to local school boards and letting them make the choices best for them.
Our public-school teachers should receive fair wages. They should be freed from unnecessary programs, paperwork, and excessive testing that absorb valuable teaching time.
Our schools must be safe. Ever since our Oakland tragedy, I have advocated for an armed school resource officer in every school. I co-signed a bill to help school districts make this a reality and voted to allocate substantial money toward hiring SROs. I also voted for legislation allowing retired law enforcement to serve as SROs without losing their retirement benefits.
the family caucus
Based on these convictions, I helped organize the Family Caucus of the S.C. House of Representatives in 2017. This caucus of like-minded legislators has defended Biblical ideals like family, life, marriage, gender, and religious freedom. We network with faith-based organizations like Palmetto Family, the S.C. Baptist Association, S.C. Citizens for Life, and the S.C. Catholic Diocese and advocate together for common causes.
Our Faithful Community
We are blessed with benevolent organizations in Greenwood that strengthen our community. I have publicly recognized the Burton Center, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Faith Home, Volunteers in Medical Missions, Greater Greenwood United Ministry, Beckman Mental Health, Crossroads Pregnancy Center, and others for their immeasurable positive impact on the Lakelands community.
Threats To The Family
Substance abuse destroys families. I have supported efforts to combat the Opioid Crisis and actively opposed a vocal alcohol lobby that wants to abolish our current laws and open an unlimited number of retail liquor stores in our communities.
Human trafficking has been uncovered in our state. I support our Attorney General in the fight to eradicate this abhorrent human rights violation. I also voted to strengthen our obscenity laws.
I believe in religious liberty for everyone. When the left-leaning American Bar Association tried to push “new societal norms” on S.C. attorneys, I requested an opinion from our Attorney General on the constitutionality of requiring attorneys to advocate causes that violated their religious beliefs. His opinion correctly asserted that the ABA’s attempt is unconstitutional.
I also co-signed a bill to allow public school teachers to participate in student-organized religious activities, such as student-led prayer, because religious freedom belongs in schools.
The Second Amendment guarantees our right to own and carry firearms at our discretion. I have opposed laws that would restrict or tax our legal use of guns, I signed on to the “SC Constitutional Carry Act,” and I will continue to prioritize protecting this freedom. I am a lifelong sportsman and NRA member, and I received an ‘A’ rating from the NRA in the 2016 election cycle.
I believe in school choice for families. I support our public and charter schools while also voting to make private, Christian, and home education more accessible. Alternative education options should never be penalized, and these children should have the same opportunities that children in public school enjoy. I also encourage programs that partner with local industries and traditional higher education.
how you can help
Together, we are making a difference in the lives of S.C. citizens. You can be a part of that difference by donating to my 2018 campaign.
I represent you – I accept donations ONLY from individuals and local businesses, NEVER from PACs, special interests, lobbyists, or judicial candidates.
In 5 minutes or less, you can help me get back to representing you in 2019 and 2020:
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We want to hear from you and serve you.
One of our campaign promises is to give the citizens of District 13 access to their representative that they have not had in the past. Because of that, we are going to give you an open line for direct communication with John. You can reach John at any time at (864) 554-6802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.