Mandy Powers Norrell
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
from the 44th district
December 4, 2012 – December 31, 2020
|Preceded by||James Neal|
|Succeeded by||Sandy McGarry|
July 12, 1973
Lancaster, South Carolina, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mitchell Norrell (1995–present)|
|Education||Furman University (BA)|
University of South Carolina, Columbia (JD)
Mandy Powers Norrell (born July 12, 1973) is an American lawyer, politician and former Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Norrell formerly represented House District 44, which comprises the southern portion of Lancaster County. Norrell is an attorney and licensed to practice in both North and South Carolina, in South Carolina State and Federal Courts, and in the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to her election into the South Carolina House of Representatives Norrell was the city attorney for the City of Lancaster from 1999 through 2012, and Town Attorney for the Town of Kershaw, South Carolina from 2010 through 2012.
Mandy Powers Norrell was born in 1973 in Lancaster, South Carolina, the daughter of Beverly B. and the late Carl R. Powers. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Furman University in 1995. Powers Norrell received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1997, from which she also graduated cum laude, Order of the Coif, and Order of the Wig and Robe. Norrell has been a practicing attorney since 1997. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Lancaster, South Carolina, and a partner at Norrell and Powers Norrell, LLC.
Mandy Powers Norrell was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, to succeed James M. Neal. She was sworn into office on December 4, 2012.
• Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee
In 2016 she gave the official Democratic response to Governor Nikki Haley's State of the State address.
On May 5, 2018, James Smith selected her as his Lieutenant Governor running mate in his bid for Governor of South Carolina in the 2018 election, but they were defeated by Governor Henry McMaster and his running mate, Pamela Evette, on November 6, 2018.
Norell was defeated for reelection in November 2020.
Mandy Powers Norrell married fellow attorney Mitchell A. Norrell on March 18, 1995. Together they have two children; Powers Thaddeus and Emma Ross. Norrell and her family reside in Lancaster, South Carolina.