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Vincent A. Sheheen represents District 27 in the South Carolina State Senate. During his time in the state senate Vincent has been the primary sponsor of important legislation including leading the effort to retire the Confederate Flag from the State House grounds. Elected in 2004, he serves on the Judiciary and Transportation Committees. He is also a partner at Savage, Royall, and Sheheen LLP. Vincent was the South Carolina Democratic nominee for governor in 2010, winning outright a three-way primary. He narrowly lost one of the closest general elections in the country. Before serving in the Senate, he was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and was the second vice chair of the Judiciary Committee. Prior to the state legislature, he taught at the University of South Carolina and was a prosecutor for the City of Camden. Vincent received his JD magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his BA from Clemson University. He is married to Amy Renee Sheheen, and they have three sons: Austin, Joseph, and Anthony. He is a Fellow of the third class of the Liberty Fellowship, a Fellow of the 2012 class of the Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.