Jameson C. Broggi, Esq. is Steamboat Institute’s 2021-22 Courage in Education Award winner. For eight years, Jameson worked tirelessly to get the South Carolina state legislature to pass the Reinforcing College Education on America’s Constitutional Heritage (REACH) Act. Signed by Governor Henry McMaster on April 28, 2021, the REACH ACT requires all South Carolina college students to take a three-credit-hour class on the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers. Every year, approximately 21 thousand South Carolina college students now take a class on America’s founding documents because of Jameson’s work.
In 2020, Jameson earned his J.D. from George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. During law school, he served as a 2018 symposium editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and was the Senior Articles Editor for the George Mason University National Security Law Journal. After graduating law school, he clerked for Judge Joseph L. Falvey at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Before that, he worked for two years in the South Carolina Senate for state Senator Larry Grooms, the lead sponsor of the REACH Act.
Jameson is from Beaufort, South Carolina, and is a 2014 graduate of the University of South Carolina where he earned a B.A. in Political Science summa cum laude. He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps on April 16, 2021, the day before he married his wife, Marilyn June Broggi.