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Willie Turral

Willie Turral is the son of a Jamaican immigrant, a Saint Helena Island native with his roots near the historic Penn Center campus. Turral is a Call Me Mister graduate from USC Beaufort and a former educator at Saint Helena Elementary. Prior to teaching, Turral was a Director of Operations at a non-profit dedicated to troubled youths. Turral is a non-profit executive for Project Freedom 326 and Geechee Gullah Initiative Foundation. Turral is a founding board member vice-chair of a Heritage Academy school and finishing his final year of Law School at Charleston School of Law. A single father of three, Willie Turral is a passionate and devoted community liaison. Willie Turral is the Chairman of Beaufort County Young Republicans and his local Precinct President.

A life-long advocate and voice for Beaufort County’s citizens and across the State of South Carolina, Willie is a hardworking, take-action leader committed to excellence in public service. above self- 13 years in public service. 5 years in education teaching at a title 1 school, Saint Helena Elementary on Saint Helena Island. 


Volunteer for several nonprofits dedicated to youth including: 

  • Gullah Geechee Initiative Foundation

  • Project 326 Freedom


  • Girl Scouts Troop 4106

  • Habit For Humanity

  • Gullah Farmers Co-op,

  • Omega Psi Phi


Opened virtual tutoring free to community during school closures, working to open and establish charter school. Aside from volunteer work and coaching at Lady's Island middle school, worked with Depart of Natural Resources to provide educational experiences and fostering of appreciation for our beautiful Coast through DNR programs teaching wildlife conservation, preservation, and economic sustainability. Peaceful March for Change organized by Raymond Wilson to provide hope to kids during pandemic and National unrest over social justice issues! Keynote speaker at 2020 Beaufort County Youth Conference organized by Carrie Major. Very active in preserving the Beautiful Sea Islands and civil liberties, have talked all over Beaufort County about maintaining conservative values of Family, Faith and Freedom as Chairman of Beaufort County Young Republicans!

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