A native of St. Paul’s Parish in southwest Charleston County, Ron Rash joined the world of real estate after 31 years of federal service, mostly with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also served in Washington, D.C., for two years as a legislative assistant to a U.S. congressman.
Ron, who graduated from St. Paul’s High School on Yonges Island, was president of his senior class and captain of the basketball team. In his senior year, he was the fifth leading scorer in the Charleston area and was named a second-team all-star by the News and Courier.
Ron earned a bachelor’s in History and Political Science from Newberry College, where he authored a column on politics in the Newberrian, the college newspaper. He also was instrumental in establishing the SC College Young Republicans and served as president of the Newberry College Republican Club.
Ron was active in intramural sports and served as the Newberry College mascot – The Indian – for two years. He has taught history and government in public schools and has been a basketball, football and track coach.