July 15, 2021

“Lawmakers, like Representative Bill Herbkersman, hope to address the issue with state funding. The Republican from Beaufort earmarked $1 million in the state budget to help technical colleges expand their nursing programs.”

June 25, 2021

“At a meeting just three weeks after video was released showing the last moments of Mr. Sutherland’s life, Rep. Bill Herbkersman told the House Ways and Means Committee that he had immediately called together officials from the Department of Mental Health to ‘figure out how we can work to prevent any more psychiatric patients from mistreatment in detention centers.’”

June 11, 2021

“The amendment introduced by Rep. Herbkersman aligns with the Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative SCDHHS pursued in 2019. Extending postpartum coverage to one-year postpartum will help improve health outcomes for new mothers as a majority of pregnancy-associated deaths occur more than 60 days after delivery and will remove a disincentive to new mothers returning to work."


“Working Together to keep Lowcountry Strong”


University of South Carolina

Jefferson Institute  


Ways and Means

Chairman, Ways and Means Proviso Subcommittee

Chairman, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Healthcare

Chairman, Caucus Communications

Ways and Means Subcommittee on Revenue

House Rules Committee

Majority Caucus Finance Committee

Chief Majority Whip

Endorsements + Honors:

Conservation Voters of SC, NRA, SC Citizens for Life, SC Education Association, SC Association of Realtors, Beaufort-Jasper County Realtors, Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, Hilton Head Area Home Builders, Green Tie Award, 2020 Greater Bluffton Republican of the Year, Beaufort County Republican Party – Humanitarian Resolution


Fair share infrastructure dollars

US Military Veterans – Nursing Degree

USCB – Nursing Program

TLC – Culinary Arts Program

USCB – State funding

TCL – State funding


Enhanced Teacher Salaries

Workforce Housing

Small Business Support

Veteran + SC Military Support

Mental Health 

Affordable senior programs & healthcare

Dementia Coordinator for SC

Physicians Assistants


Rainy Day Fund

Hate Crimes Act

DNA test labs (one of few in the state)


Community Involvement:

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Beaufort County Republican Party, Knights of Columbus, NRA, Friends of the Library, Bluffton Rotary, Forbeck Cancer Foundation, Bluffton Veterans War Memorial, Southern Beaufort County Community Association, Friends of the River, Paul Harris Fellow, SC Military Base Task Force, Waddell Mariculture Center, Ancient Order of Hibernian, Alzheimer Association, May River Preservation, Government Council on Global Warming, Airplane Owners + Pilots Association