South Carolina Legislature

    Representative Wendell G. Gilliard

Representative Wendell G. Gilliard photo

Democrat - Charleston

District 111 - Charleston County - Map

Columbia Address

328D Blatt Bldg.
Columbia 29201

Business Phone (803) 212-6793

Home Address

P.O. Box 31641
Charleston 29417

Home Phone (843) 402-9710

Business Phone (843) 209-3123

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Personal Information

  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Residing at 1237 Marvin Ave., Charleston
  • Born July 1, 1954 in Charleston
  • Son of the late William and the late Sinclair Gilliard
  • Attended Devry School of Technology
  • Labor Organizing Coll. held at University of Tennessee campus, and political science training at the National Leagues of Cities
  • 3 children, April Sinclair, Wendell G., and Keith Demon
  • Worked at Albright and Wilson Chemical Plant for 28 years as a chemical plant operator
  • Served as United Steel Workers Local Union President for 15 years
  • Arthur J. Clement Award for Excellence in Race Relations, 1999
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Stroll of Honor Award for Outstanding Achievement in Politics, 2004
  • Beta Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Community Service Award in Politics, 2004
  • Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church, MLK Humanitarian Award, 2006
  • NAACP North Charleston Chapter's Hall of Fame Award for Community Relations, 2006
  • Voted Best Councilman by the Charleston City Paper, 2006-08
  • Charleston Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Community Service Award, 2008
  • Recipient of the Community Service Award in Politics presented by the South Carolina National Council of Negro Women
  • The Association for the Study of African life and history {Asalh} Certificate of Appreciation Award
  • Morris St. Baptist church 135th Anniversary Community Service Award (2000)
  • The George Washington Carver Consistory #162 "Expect the Unexpected" Appreciation Award (2001 & 2005)
  • The National Council of Negro women Bethune- Leonard section for Outstanding Community Leader's Award in Politics (2002)


Committee Assignments

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Service In Public Office

  • Charleston City Council, 1997 - 2008
  • Former Mayor Pro Tempore
  • House of Representatives, 2009 - Present

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