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Mike Fanning's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

606 Gressette Building
Columbia, SC 29201

7825 Camp Welfare Road
Great Falls, SC 29055

Full Name:

Michael 'Mike' William Fanning

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Stephanie; 1 Child: Markell

Birth Date:

04/04/1967

Birth Place:

Columbia, SC

Home City:

Great Falls, SC

PhD, Leadership/Policy, University of South Carolina at Columbia, 2008

EdS, University of South Carolina, 1997

MS, University of South Carolina, 1996

Teaching Certification, Benedict College, 1992

BA, History, Wofford College, 1991

Senator, South Carolina State Senate, District 17, 2016-present

Candidate, South Carolina State Senate, District 17, 2020

Former Member, Corrections and Penology Committee, South Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, South Carolina State Senate

Former Member, General Committee, South Carolina State Senate

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, South Carolina State Senate

Executive Director, Olde English Consortium, 1998-present

Teacher, Columbia High School, 1994-1998

Teacher, Estill High School, 1991-1994

Served, United States Army, 1987-1989

Member/Chair, Fairfield United, 2015-present

Member, Greater York Chamber of Commerce, 2015-present

Member, Rock Hill/York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2015-present

Chair/Member, South Carolina Education Association Children's Foundation Board of Directors, 2005-present

Officer, Fairfield County NAACP, 1996-present

Member, 100 Men Group Board of Directors, present

Board of Directors Member, SCEA Children's Foundation

Member, South Carolina NAACP

Member, Chester Chamber of Commerce, 2015

Member, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, 2015

Sunday School Teacher/Men's Council President, Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 2005-2008

Awards:

First Year Teacher of the Year, Hampton County School District Two, Estill High School, 1993;
Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year Award. State Winner, National Representative, 1993;
Westinghouse STAR Teacher of the Year, 1993;
Key Club Teacher of the Year, Columbia High School, Richland County School District One, 1996;
Estelle Parrott Teacher of the Year, Columbia High School, Richland County School District One, 1996;
Richard W. Riley South Carolina Diversity Leadership Initiative Fellow, Furman University, 2010 - 2011;

Father's Name:

Joseph

Mother's Name:

Janet

Spouse's Occupation:

Paralegal, McGowan, Hood, & Felder Law Firm;
Former Great Falls High School Band Booster Club President;
Former Senior Projects Judge

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