First elected in October 2007, educator and business owner, Shannon Erickson, is serving her 9th year in the SC House of Representatives. As our Representative, Shannon serves on the House Ways & Means Committee, where she is a member of the K-12 Education and the Licenses, Fees, Insurance Tax & Other Charges Subcommittees.
Shannon Erickson is a pro-business and pro-environment leader and has been endorsed by NFIB, SC Builders Association, the Electric Cooperative Help Organization, SC Citizens for Life, the Beaufort County & Hilton Head Area Realtors Associations, the NRA, the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, and received the 2016 SC Chamber of Commerce Business Advocate Award. Representative Erickson is a member and Past Chair of the General Assembly's Women's Caucus and Chair of the Republican Women's Leadership Caucus. She served as Chair of the SC House Domestic Violence Reform Task Force, which authored, sponsored and passed major reform legislation in 2015. Recently, Representative Erickson was appointed to the bi-partisan SC House Tax Policy Review Committee, which is scheduled to make recommendations to the Speaker during the 2017 Legislative Session.
Shannon graduated from USC-Beaufort with a BA in Early Childhood Education. She and her husband, Kendall F. Erickson, CPA, live in Beaufort. Their daughter & son-in-law, Mariah and Randall Owen, along with their grandson, Wilson, reside in Charleston. Their son, Josh, resides in Mount Pleasant. Shannon is President of Lowcountry Building Blocks, Inc. which owns and operates three Beaufort preschool and child development centers.
Shannon is a member and supporter of many local organizations such as the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Lady’s Island Business & Professional Association, and Beaufort AMI Kids. She and her family are members of St. Peter's Catholic Church.