Joseph N. (Joey) Malphrus


Mayor Joseph N. (Joey) Malphrus is a native of Ridgeland and graduated from Thomas Heyward Academy in 1980; He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Business Administration degree in 1984; Graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1987 and was admitted to the bar and practiced law with his father; He was first elected Mayor of Ridgeland at the age of 25 and was Ridgeland’s youngest Mayor; Served as Mayor of Ridgeland from 1988-99 and from 2012-present; He is also the Town of Ridgeland’s longest-serving Mayor; Mr. Malphrus also was elected Probate Judge of Jasper County and served for over 12 years, until he retired.

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