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Sheriff Chad McBride is a proven law enforcement leader with the experience we need to serve and protect all of the citizens of Anderson County. Chad understands that an effective Sheriff’s office operates efficiently and under budget. He has re-organized and implemented targeted strategies to better serve the needs of both the deputies and the public that he serves. Chad is running for re-election because he wants to continue to make Anderson County a safe place to live, work and raise a family.


Chad McBride attended Wren and T.L. Hanna High Schools and Anderson University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He also attended The Command College of South Carolina at Anderson University where he received his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.


Chad McBride has worked in law enforcement for nearly 19 years. His proven experience includes time in uniformed patrol, investigations, professional standards, and public affairs within the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. He was elected Sheriff for Anderson County in 2016 and his number one objective is to protect and serve.  


In addition to his law enforcement experience, Chad is a veteran of both the US Army Reserves and US Army National Guard.


Chad is very involved in the community and has served on numerous boards of civic, community and non-profit agencies including the Anderson County Sheriff’s Foundation, The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, New Foundations Home for Children and the Anderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Chad has partnered with many other community groups and charitable organizations to help further impact our community and provide more resources when and where needed.


Most importantly, Chad proclaims Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior and is a member of NewSpring Church.  Chad is husband to Leanne Hiott McBride and has 3 beautiful daughters which inspire his efforts to run the best Sheriff's Office in the state.  

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