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Drew McKissick was elected State Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party on May 13th, 2017. He is a Columbia, S.C.-based conservative political strategist with 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 has involved specializing in political strategy, planning and organization as well as the development of grassroots political education programs. Most recently, he worked as the Eastern Director for Faith Engagement for the Republican National Committee, helping engage the faith community towards greater voter registration and issue education. CONTINUED...


Cindy Costa was elected as the Republican National Committeewoman from South Carolina in May of 1996. She has attended seven Republican National Conventions and served on the RNC Site Selection for the 2012 Convention. Cindy has been a Presidential Elector for three elections.  She served as Vice Chair of the RNC Committee on the Rules, and as a Taiwanese delegation member. She currently serves on the RNC Executive Committee from the Southern Region.  


Costa is currently the business manager at the Southeastern Facial Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery Center, the Founder and Chairman of the South Carolina Winning Women Excellence in Public Service Series, a life member of the Republican Speaker’s Circle. Most recently, Cindy was honored by being awarded The Republican Women of the Year for South Carolina by the South Carolina Republican Women’s Caucus.


Glenn McCall was elected as the National Committeeman from South Carolina in May of 2008. He has served on the RNC Resolutions Committee, the Rules Committee and was a member of the Committee on Arrangements Executive Committee and served as the Chairman of the Delegate Experience Subcommittee for the 2012 Republican National Convention. He has attended the past four conventions.


Currently, Mr. McCall serves as the Chairman of the York County Republican Party and the South Carolina Traffic Camera Review Commission. He is on the board of the South Carolina Workforce Review Committee, the Palmetto Pregnancy Center and serves on the Board of Trustees for Winthrop University.


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Alan grew up on a dairy farm near Whitmire. He joined the Air Force right out of high school. Alan served 24 years in the Air Force before retiring in 2016. While in service it completed multiple overseas tours and was stationed at several bases throughout the United States. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Toni, for 26 years. They have four children. Alan is a deacon at The Master’s Baptist Church in Whitmire.

Alan got involved with the Newberry County Republican Party shortly after the 2020 election. He feels it is time for Christians to come together and be active in our government and the electoral process. If we are in God’s will, who can stand against us. 



Contact Alan – 803-940-0825,


Chad Connelly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University in 1985, where he also was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. After serving as a Tank Officer, he entered the private sector and worked for a national engineering firm for 8 years, managing over 100 employees and over $4 million in revenues before starting his own business. For the next 12 years, he helped entrepreneurs begin and grow their own small businesses, leading to a coaching, speaking, and consulting career.

Chad served as the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party from 2011-2013, being re-elected overwhelmingly to a second term. Following his re-election, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tapped him to serve as the Republican National Committee’s First-ever National Director of Faith Engagement. In those five years, he traveled to 43 states and spoke to over 85,000 pastors and faith leaders about the importance of pastoral leadership in the public arena. CONTINUED...

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