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.