Norrell is an attorney and licensed to practice in both North and South Carolina, in South Carolina State and Federal Courts, and in the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to her election into the Norrell was the City Attorney for the City of Lancaster from 1999 through 2012, and Town Attorney for the Town of Kershaw, South Carolina from 2010 through 2012. Mandy Powers Norrell was born in 1973 in Lancaster, South Carolina, the daughter of Beverly B. and the late Carl R. Powers.
She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University in 1995.
Powers Norrell received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1997, from which she also graduated Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, and Order of the Wig and Robe. Norrell has been a practicing attorney since 1998.
Election Mandy Powers Norrell was elected to the on November 6, 2012. Committee Assignment • Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee
In 2016 she gave the official Democratic Response to Governor Nikki Haley"s State of the State address.