Recent Updates

June 21, 2018

The Boys of Summer

Tommy discusses his summer so far at work, the Governor, what to expect from the session next week, and Downtown Live tomorrow night.
May 29, 2018

End of Session Update

  Earlier this month, the legislature concluded its regular session as defined by the state constitution. I have worked diligently to fulfill my promises to streamline […]
May 14, 2018

Statehouse Report #17

Sine Die, Extended Session   Thursday marked what is known as Sine Die – or “without days” –, the traditional deadline for passing legislation during regular session of […]

Getting Political with Jonah Steppe (NHS)


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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SC legislators hope to borrow 100s of millions to fix state-owned buildings, colleges

Excellent read over how things progressed the past year regarding the Legislature dealing with the SCANA nuclear disaster. Great work @AveryGWilks

Great pic of fellow SC House members @LinBennett & @syllestedavis delivering our giant prayers & love card to @karringtonsc! Katie is a fighter & will be back in no time! Katie remains in our hearts as she continues to make a speedy recovery from her tragic accident last weekend.

S.Carolina Gov. McMaster, a Trump supporter, wins GOP runoff

The #Popeteam is alive in and well, we were out at York Downtown Live last night. We had a great time looking forward to next months event. @tommypopeSC

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