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As the South Carolina arm of the Young Republican National Federation, we work hard to support and advance the conservative values of the Republican Platform by recruiting, training, and electing the next generation of Republicans across the Palmetto State!

The Young Republicans (YRs) are the oldest political youth organization in the United States. As an official auxiliary to the Republican Party, the YRs reach out to Republicans, 18 to 40 years of age, and provide them with better political knowledge and understanding of the issues of the day.

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Meet The Team

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Joseph K. "Joe" Bowers III
State Chairman
YRNF State Chairman's Assoc. Vice-Chair
YRNF Bylaws Committee Co-Chair


Rep. Brandon Newton


Claude Wheeler, Jr.
Second Vice-Chairman


Matthew Brownlee


Viktoria McKenna
National Committeewoman


Micah Rea
National Committeeman
YRNF International Committee Chair


Sarah Jane Walker
YRNF Executive Director
Immediate Past Chairman


Matthew Goins
YRNF Deputy Communications Director


Christopher D. Hall
College Republicans of SC Chairman


Leighton Gray Smith
SCGOP Third Vice-Chairman

SCYR Executive Committee

SCYR is governed by our executive committee, except when the State Convention is in session.  Voting members include the chairman of each chartered local chapter, all elected officers of the SCYR, the Chairman of the College Republicans of South Carolina, and the Third Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. Any officers of the YRNF residing within the State of South Carolina and appointed SCYR officers serve as ex-officio members of the committee, without a vote.

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