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John Wienges Jr.*

Governmental Affairs Advisor

  • (T) 803.540.2009
  • (F) 803.727.1420
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Overview

John Wienges is a Governmental Affairs Advisor in Columbia. As part of the South Carolina Public Policy & Governmental Affairs team, he is a regular at the South Carolina State House. He provides a number of services to clients, including:

• Legislative monitoring
• Public policy research
• Legislation drafting
• Registered lobbying

In addition prior large law firm experience, he served as a Senate Transportation Committee Page and Intern. He also served as a member of the South Carolina Isolated Wetlands and Carolina Bays Task Force in 2011.

*Registered Lobbyist

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 2014   

University of South Carolina, B.A. in Political Science, 2011

"The best of South Carolina comes out during disaster"

John Wienges Jr., a St. Matthews native, and Judge Phil Lenski of Columbia heard cries from their neighbors. While Wienges’ home was taking on water, he and Lenski left in a canoe to rescue their neighbors who in a flooding attic. Had Wienges’ and Lenski’s quick efforts not worked, the neighbors would likely be among the casualties of the flood.

The Statehouse Report10/09/2015

"Death toll rises in S.C. flood catastrophe"

"If anyone at all has a boat, please, please help." These three men responded to the family's plea... John Wienges heard them screaming.

CBS Evening News - 10/6/2015

"The night the SC rains came: One man’s minute-by-minute tale of saving neighbors"

John Wienges could have left Columbia the night of the flood, but instead he saved the lives of several other Gills Creek residents in his neighbor’s canoe while his own house went underwater.

Columbia Voice - 12/10/15

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A native of Saint Matthews, John learned how to work hard on his family's 3000-acre farm. His leadership abilities were evident from early-on and as a young adult he assisted his father and grandfather in managing the farm's employees and crop production.

Outside of the office, John enjoys playing golf with family and friends. John also spends time hunting, fishing, and supporting University of South Carolina athletics.