Bill Herbkersman has been representing SC District 118 since 2002. For the last 35 years, he has lived and raised his children in Bluffton. Bill attended the University of South Carolina and the Jefferson Institute. He is a member of numerous organizations both local and national.
Bill is an independent business owner and developer, best known for his development of the Calhoun Street Promenade, which employs over 300 local residents and supports dozens of businesses. Outside of his work as a legislator and a business man, Bill has flown relief missions to support the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. He flew countless relief missions containing much needed supplies and relief equipment. Bill was honored for his efforts by the Beaufort County Republican Party.
Currently, Bill is focused on work force housing in our community. He is also a big proponent for Technical College of the Lowcountry and University of South Carolina Beaufort. He is working for our elderly, and their families, in championing programs for nursing homes and in-home care with a focus on mental health, especially dementia and Alzheimer's patients.
As a committed public servant and a leader in the SC House, Bill currently serves on the Ways and Means Committee and chairs a subcommittee focused on healthcare. He is also a member of the committee that enhanced teacher's salaries statewide. Bill is a recipient of the Green Tie Award for his work in conserving the Lowcountry way of life with green spaces and clean water ways.
University of South Carolina
Ways and Means
Chairman, Ways and Means Proviso Subcommittee
Chairman, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Healthcare
Chairman, Caucus Communications
Ways and Means Subcommittee on Revenue
House Rules Committee
Majority Caucus Finance Committee
Chief Majority Whip
Endorsements + Honors:
Conservation Voters of SC, NRA, SC Citizens for Life, SC Education Association, SC Association of Realtors, Beaufort-Jasper County Realtors, Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, Hilton Head Area Home Builders, Green Tie Award, 2020 Greater Bluffton Republican of the Year, Beaufort County Republican Party – Humanitarian Resolution
Fair share infrastructure dollars
US Military Veterans – Nursing Degree
USCB – Nursing Program
TLC – Culinary Arts Program
USCB – $55,728,914 in state funding
TCL – $73,680,251 in state funding
Enhanced Teacher Salaries
Small Business Support
Veteran + SC Military Support
Affordable senior programs & healthcare
Dementia Coordinator for SC
Rainy Day Fund
Hate Crimes Act
DNA test labs (one of few in the state)
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Beaufort County Republican Party, Knights of Columbus, NRA, Friends of the Library, Bluffton Rotary, Forbeck Cancer Foundation, Bluffton Veterans War Memorial, Southern Beaufort County Community Association, Friends of the River, Paul Harris Fellow, SC Military Base Task Force, Waddell Mariculture Center, Ancient Order of Hibernian, Alzheimer Association, May River Preservation, Government Council on Global Warming, Airplane Owners + Pilots Association