Recent Updates

August 11, 2017

Speaker Lucas Creates the House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee

Speaker Lucas Creates the House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee Viable plan must be determined before taking action on VC Summer situation (Columbia, SC) – House Speaker […]
August 3, 2017

Back in the Saddle

Tommy talks about what has been going on this week including getting started again with legislative meetings, doughnut eating contest, and a legislator of the year […]
June 28, 2017

2017 South Carolina Chamber Legislative Scorecard

We are excited to see this official release of this years scorecard which highlights Tommy’s support of the business community during this past legislative session by being […]

Meet Tommy

His father was a sheriff, his mother was a school teacher and Tommy Pope was destined to continue their careers in public service. After graduating from Rock Hill High School, Tommy pursued a degree in Business Management at the University of South Carolina. As a freshman, Tommy began working at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) as a “phone boy” — literally, the boy who answered the phones. Throughout his undergraduate years, in addition to his phone boy duties, Tommy ran the blood hounds, cut down marijuana fields and apprehended criminals. By the time he graduated from Carolina in 1984, he had “blue lights in his blood" and soon became a full time agent at SLED.

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