Spencer Wetmore

About Spencer

In August of 2020, Spencer won her special election and made national headlines for flipping a seat in a gerrymandered district that had long been held by Republicans. She won again in November 2020 and has loved representing District 115 ever since.

Spencer began her career in public service as a prosecutor for the Charleston County Solicitor’s Office where she represented the people of South Carolina in criminal cases. In 2014, she brought her legal background and experience in advocacy to the City of Folly Beach where she served as City Administrator until 2020. She is proud to have worked with the Mayor, City Council, and an incredible team of law enforcement, building and zoning officials, water and sewer technicians, firefighters, IT experts, public works, and finance and administrative staff.

Her primary focus as Administrator was legislation, beach renourishment, resilience and disaster response, personnel, and budget management. She also serves on the state’s Tourism Expenditure Review Committee.

She is a graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University Law School.  She lives on Folly Beach with her husband, two wonderful daughters, and two crazy dogs. On the weekends, you can usually find the whole family running the streets of Folly with strollers and skateboards or out on the water with boats and boards.

Princeton University

Vanderbilt College of Law


Charleston County Solicitor's Office

City Administrator

City of Folly Beach

Spencer Wetmore in the News

Count on News 2Bill taking aim at abandoned and derelict boats in local waterways passes SC House

March 18. 2021
As law enforcement attempts to crack down on abandoned boats in local waterways, a new bill would place more responsibility on the owners. Bill H.3865, introduced by freshman Representative Spencer Wetmore, would require a permit for watercraft or floating structures to be moored in a public waterway for an extended period, specifically, 14 consecutive days.

The Post and CourierConservative lawmakers seek to ensure SC churches stay open during future emergencies

February 16, 2021
After watching more liberal states shut down or limit religious gatherings in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a group of conservative state lawmakers is seeking to ensure that South Carolina will never be able to to take similar action if another pandemic arises in the future. A new bill would add to South Carolina’s already existing Religious Freedom Act by formally classifying religious services as essential during states of emergency, saying they are “considered necessary and vital to the health and welfare of the public.”

The Post and CourierCritics of SC abortion ban prepare for legal fight as bill nears final passage

February 9, 2021
A bill to ban most abortions in South Carolina took yet another step closer to passage on Feb. 9, advancing out of a House committee on party lines to set up one final debate on the House floor before the Republican majority almost certainly approves it. After around 2.5 hours of debate, mostly featuring lengthy denunciations from Democrats who slammed the proposal as an affront to women’s freedom, the House Judiciary Committee voted 15-8 in favor of what sponsors call the “fetal heartbeat” bill, which would ban abortions after around six to eight weeks of pregnancy.
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