GREENWOOD, SC - In the wake of State Representative Gene Pinson’s announcement that he will not run again as a candidate for House District 13, Attorney John McCravy has confirmed that he is giving “serious thought” toward filing as a candidate. McCravy says he is interested in the seat because he has been providing advice and service for many years to the people of Greenwood County by helping them with their legal questions and problems. “Providing constituent service would come second nature to me,” McCracy told GwdToday.com in an interview. “I care about people and especially the people where I grew up and practice law.” McCravy also says he shares the same conservative values as the people of District 13.
McCravy graduated from Greenwood High School in 1976. He later obtained degrees from Clemson University and the Univerity of South Carolina School of Law. He worked for the Attorney General and U. S. Attorney while in law school and served as a Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court before beginning private practice in Greenwood in 1988.
Aside from managing a law firm, McCravy is an adjunct faculty member at Lander University where he teaches Constitutional Law. He has also been active in charitable community organizations, serving on the board of Greater Greenwood United Ministries and Greenwood Christian School. He also serves as a deacon at Calvary Chapel and on advisory boards for Crossroads Pregnancy Center and Volunteers in Medical Missions.
McCravy likes to talk about his family. He has been married for 31 years to the former Dana Shaw of Greenwood. They have two children who are also married and live in Greenwood. Dana has been a music teacher in the area for many years. McCravy says of his wife: “She is truly my better half and, next to God, is the biggest reason for any success I have had in life.” McCravy says he has deep roots in Greenwood. His parents, John and Meg are longtime residents of Greenwood. His father retired from Piedmont Technical College after a long career in aerospace engineering and teaching which included a stint as an engineering professor at Clemson University. His mother graduated from Lander College. Dana’s parents, Curtis and June Shaw are Greenwood natives. Curtis is a retired Court of Appeals Judge, while June is a former registered nurse. McCravy’s grandfather was a S. C. state representative and his great grandfather was a S.C. state senator.