South Carolina Legislature

    Representative Denny Woodall Neilson

Representative Denny Woodall Neilson photo


House District 56 - Chesterfield, Darlington

Personal Information

  • District Technology Student Job Placement Coordinator
  • Daughter of the late Lula (Denny) Woodall and the late Lawrence W. Woodall
  • Anderson Junior College
  • Coker College, B.S.
  • Winthrop University, M.S.
  • University of South Carolina and Nova University, Post Graduate
  • Powers Modeling & Finishing School, New York
  • Honorary Ph.D., Francis Marion University
  • Married to David S. Neilson
  • Member, Central Baptist Church
  • Former member, Chairman, Joint Legislative Comittee on Aging
  • Former Chairman, House Ethics Committee
  • Former member, Darlington County Council on Aging
  • South Carolina Health Coordinating Council
  • Board of Trustees, Governor's School for Science and Math
  • Board of Directors, Darlington Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Darlington Pilot Club
  • Darlington County Education Association
  • President, National Association Accredited Talent and Beauty Judges
  • South Carolina Education Association Human Relations Award
  • South Carolina Distinguished Teacher-Citizen Award
  • Darlington Lions Club Goodfellow Award, 1985
  • Darlington Business and Professional Women's Association Woman of the Year, 1985
  • South Carolina Vocational Dir. Association Vocational Education Leadership Award, 1987 and 1996
  • South Carolina Retired Educators Service Award, 1988
  • Wilson Healthcare Service Award, 1989
  • Young Farmers of America Service Award, 1997
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Federation of Older Americans Association., 1997
  • Citizen of the Year, Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 2002
  • Member, Board of Trustees, South Carolina Baptist Ministeries on Aging, 2001-05
  • Darlington Free Medical Board, 1999
  • South Carolina Association of School Administrators Career and Technology, Leadership Award, 2002
  • Recipient of Order of the Palmetto, 2002
  • South Carolina Woman of Achievement by the Miss South Carolina Pageant, 2004


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