Walton "Walt" McLeod III, is an attorney and former legislator living in Little Mountain in Newberry County. He began his career as a law clerk to Judge Haynsworth of the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Later he was an assistant U.S. Attorney and then became the Deputy South Carolina Attorney General from 1987 to 1988. Walt served as a Democratic member of the S.C. House of Representatives from 1996 until 2017.
Walt served in the U.S. Navy, and attained the rank of captain in the Navy Reserve. He is married with one child.