Neal Collins, a native of Easley, South Carolina, graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Political Science and French. He received his J.D. from University of South Carolina School of Law. Neal is an attorney at The Hendricks Firm in Easley, SC licensed to practice in both North Carolina and South Carolina.
He is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, first elected in 2014. Neal was elected freshman caucus chairman. He serves on Education & Public Works Committee, the Joint Committee on Children, and Legislative Oversight Committee. Neal received the South Carolina Public Health Association’s Douglas E. Bryant Legislator of the Year in 2016.
Neal serves on the Council of State Governments National Legal Task Force. Statewide, Neal serves as a board member of Ten at the Top and Eat Smart, Move More. Locally, Neal serves as a board member for the YMCA of Pickens County, Boy Scouts of America, Appalachian Council of Governments, and the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study.
Neal is also an NCAA wrestling official, South Carolina High School League wrestling director, and a B-licensed skydiver.