Spencer Morris was born in Georgetown, SC and grew up in the rural Warsaw community of Williamsburg County. Spencer attended elementary and high school in Andrews, SC and graduated as valedictorian of his senior class in 1995. He then went on to attend pharmacy school at the University of South Carolina and graduated with his clinical doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in December 2000. After finishing pharmacy school, Spencer completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the McLeod Health Family Medicine Center in Florence, SC in 2002 and served for two years as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine with the Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency training program in Greenwood, SC. In the fall of 2004, Spencer moved back to Lowcountry SC and has been living in Georgetown ever since.
Spencer is an actively practicing hospital pharmacist and small business owner. Spencer earned his board certification in pharmacotherapy specialty (BCPS) through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and is a member of the American Society for Pharmacy Law and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Since 2006, Spencer has owned and operated Southeastern Continuing Medical Education Consultants, LLC, a nationally accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Spencer frequently gives educational lectures and presentations to multidisciplinary, healthcare provider audiences.
From June 2013 to September 2020, Spencer represented Congressional District 7 on the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy. While serving on the Board, Spencer gained valuable regulatory experience and fought to improve pharmacy workplace conditions and patient safety.
Spencer is an avid dove and duck hunter during the fall and winter months and also enjoys shooting skeet, trap and sporting clays. Additionally, Spencer likes to spend as much time as possible on the water in his boat cruising the various waterways around Georgetown, Winyah Bay and the Santee Delta.
Unlike many of the other candidates who have declared their intent to run for Congressional District 7, Spencer has lived in the Pee Dee region his entire life with the exception of a 2-year faculty position he held in Greenwood, SC from 2002 to 2004. For the past 17 years, Spencer has made Georgetown, SC his home. Additionally, Spencer has previously held public office as a member of the SC Board of Pharmacy from 2013 to 2020. The majority of the other candidates have either never held public office or do not have previous regulatory experience. Additionally, Spencer is one of only two health care professionals who are running to represent Congressional District 7 in 2022.