Jan 24 2024

Graham Announces Staff Changes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced that long-serving Communications Director, Kevin Bishop, will retire from the position and service in the United States Senate.  Deputy Communications Director, Taylor Reidy, will assume the position.    

Bishop has served as the only Communications Director Graham has employed since he was first elected to the United States Senate in 2002.  Bishop also served as Graham’s Press Secretary from 1997-2002 while he served as Representative for South Carolina’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.   

“For more than 25 years, Kevin has served the people of South Carolina exceedingly well.  I, along with the people of South Carolina, have benefitted from his work on their behalf.  Kevin has one of the brightest minds in public service.  Kevin’s understanding of policy and politics at the state and national level is second-to-none.  He has been an invaluable advisor and friend — and at times, a sparring partner on the issues.

“More than 20 years ago, when I represented the Third Congressional District in the House of Representatives, Kevin asked if he could relocate back to South Carolina for a better way of life and to live with our constituents.  Kevin and his wife Julie moved to Easley and have never looked back.  I know he will be successful and wish him well in all his future endeavors,” said Senator Graham.

“For the past 27 years, I have had a front-row seat to history,” said Bishop.  “I consider myself to be incredibly fortunate to have met and worked with him.  He has been a wonderful boss and most of all, friend.  He gets up every day and goes to work making South Carolina a better place to live, raise a family, own a business, and our men and women in uniform have no bigger advocate.  I will always be proud of my years of service in support of Lindsey and being part of the team.”