Sandifer profiled in SC Bankers Association magazine
The latest issue of the SC Bankers Association’s publication featured an in-depth profile of Rep. Bill Sandifer, including information about his background and legislative accomplishments.
The text of the profile is below:
Rep.William E. Sandifer, IIISouth Carolina House of Representatives
William E. “Bill” Sandifer, III serves as the representative for
Rep. Sandifer has earned a reputation
Since he was elected in 1994, Rep. Sandifer has quickly made his
Rep. Sandifer has long been active in community and civic affairs.
Sandifer served his country for 20 years in the South Carolina
of bipartisanship and as an experienced, dedicated conservative who shapes public policy based on strong economic growth, high-quality education, efficient government and strong families. was born on February 21, 1945 in Aiken, South Carolina to Frances Harley Sandifer of Seneca and, the late and former two term mayor of Seneca,William Edward Sandifer, Jr. Moving to Seneca in 1959, he graduated from Seneca High School and then earned a degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Following graduation, he moved back to Seneca where he began his career as a mortician and as the owner and operator of Seneca Mortuary. presence felt in state government. He currently serves as the chairman of the SC House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee (LCI). In recognition of his demonstrated leadership skills and his outstanding record as an honorable legislator, Sandifer’s House colleagues elected him to serve on the House Ethics Committee. Additionally, his loyal devotion to conservative values and his proven ability to build consensus earned him the appointment of Chief Majority Whip for two consecutive House Majority leaders – Rep. Bobby Harrell and Rep. Rick Quinn. He is former chairman of the board of Oconee MemorialHospital, Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority and the Oconee UnitedWay. He also serves on the board of the Seneca National Bank. He is past president of the Greater Seneca Chamber of Commerce, Past Master of the Seneca Masonic Lodge and PastWorthy Patron of the Seneca Chapter,Order of the Eastern Star. In 1981, Governor James Edwards appointed Rep. Sandifer to serve as his representative on the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service. Sandifer is also a member of the American Legion CharlesMcGee Byrd Post 120. National Guard, retiring as aMajor. Rep. Sandifer is married to the former Sandra Prater of Townville and is the proud father of four children and four grandchildren. He is a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. He lives in Seneca, South Carolina with his wife. the South Carolina House of Representatives District 2. Serving the people of Oconee County since 1994, he was part of the historic sweep that brought the first Republican majority to the House since the days of Reconstruction.