State Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, center, in the S.C. Senate chamber in 2013.
State Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, center, in the S.C. Senate chamber in 2013. Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
State Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, center, in the S.C. Senate chamber in 2013. Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com

Avery G. Wilks is The State’s senior S.C. State House and politics reporter. He occasionally fills in as an editor of The State’s award-winning State House team. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s top-ranked Honors College in 2015.