Vincent was the South Carolina Democratic Nominee for governor in 2010 and 2014 and is currently a South Carolina State Senator. After the horrific murder of his senate seatmate and eight others in Charleston in 2015, Vincent served as the drafter, chief sponsor, and leader of the legislation that was ultimately passed and lowered the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse.
He has been named the Legislator of the Year by numerous groups including the Solicitors Association, Association for Career and Technology, Homebuilder’s Association, Farm Bureau, Rural Water Association, Gifted and Talented Educators Association, the Wild Turkey Federation, Parks and Recreation Association, and many other groups. Sheheen received the Conservation Leadership Award from the League of Conservation Voters.
Vincent is a dedicated member of his church, active in the Camden Rotary Club, and still volunteers in local elementary schools reading to young students.
Vincent met his wife, Amy, while both were students at Clemson University, and they were married while he was in law school at the University of South Carolina. They live in Camden with their three sons, 22-year old twins Austin and Joseph and 18-year old Anthony, who have attended the same public schools that Vincent did many years ago.