Ray H. Winters
A graduate of the University of South Alabama (Mobile, Alabama) with both his Bachelor’s Degree (1992) and Master’s Degree (1994), Ray graduated from Loyola University – New Orleans, School of Law (1998) and admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1998, the South Carolina Bar in 1999, and the United States Tax Court in 2003; Ray’s practice areas are Corporate Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Real Estate, and Residential Real Estate.
Ray is a member of the Horry County, Alabama State Bar, and South Carolina Bar. He was awarded Certificates in Common Law; Civil Law; and International Law Studies upon graduating Loyola University School of Law (1998). Ray also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Alabama (1994). Ray is involved with several civic organizations where he has served as general counsel to the Carolina Forest Civic Association and Coastal Carolina Student Housing Foundation. He is the former Chairman of Deacons at Ocean View Baptist Church and has also served on the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s and Classy Smiles, Inc.’s Board of Trustees as well as the Board of Directors of Ground Zero serving the youth of Horry County, South Carolina. Ray has been been involved in a foundational capacity for the recently formed Sweet Home Mentoring organization which will be forming to serve as a mentoring service for youth that need positive role models in their lives along with such other organizations as Harper’s Cute Gene Project, The Matthew Bellamy Project, and several other local non-for profit agencies. Additionally, he serves the community in other various volunteer capacities whenever possible whether it be at Carolina Forest High School, Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy (CFPAA), various church committees, or other civic groups. In his spare time, he has been known to occasionally play as a utility infielder in the NC/SC Adult Baseball League and still plays some recreational tennis with friends, though he gave up competitive tennis many years ago. He is married and has one very active daughter who currently dances competitively at CFPAA.
Ray was elected to serve as the District 3 Representative to the Horry County School Board in November 2014 and will serve in that capacity representing portions of the attendance areas of Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach; he is presently in his second term which runs thru 2022.
Ray is licensed in both Alabama and South Carolina.