Russell Fry is a loving husband, caring son, and Republican Party leader. He has spent his adult life championing conservative causes and helping elect Republicans throughout the Grand Strand and South Carolina. Born in Surfside Beach to Matthew and Sunny Fry, Russell’s parents taught him from an early age that with hard work and a good education, the American Dream is achievable for anybody. He experienced that firsthand as a child—living in a cinderblock home with no heat or air-conditioning—as his parents struggled from paycheck to paycheck, saving when they could and tightening their belts when they had to. Eventually, Russell’s parents opened their own businesses and secured their spot in the middleclass. But now, as our politicians put special interests first, wastefully spend our tax dollars, and encroach on our everyday lives, Russell is worried that the opportunities afforded to past generations are slipping by, making it harder and harder for South Carolinians to prosper. That’s why he has offered himself as a candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives – to promote job creation, improve our crumbling road system, reform education, lessen the tax burden on South Carolinians, and eliminate wasteful spending.
Russell is a lifelong resident of Horry County, an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of Socastee High School. In 2007, Russell graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in business administration. While at Carolina, Russell was active in the student legislature, the College Republicans, and worked for the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Working his own way through law school, Russell continued his formal education at the Charleston School of Law where he served as President of the Student Bar Association, helping the school achieve ABA accreditation, and received the prestigious Civility Award.
After returning home to the South Strand, Russell passed the South Carolina Bar and began practicing law along the Grand Strand where he became active in the local Republican Party. In 2012 and 2013 he was elected Vice President and President of the Grand Strand Young Republicans, respectively. In 2013 at age 28, Russell was also elected Executive Committeeman for the Horry County Republican Party and subsequently reelected in 2015.
Russell is a member of Socastee United Methodist Church and recently married the love of his life, Bronwen. They reside in the South Strand with their chocolate lab, Jasper.
P.O. BOX 14444 SURFSIDE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA 29587 EMAIL: FRYFORHOUSE@GMAIL.COM