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September 21, 2021

Legislative Update for 2021

______ It is an honor and a privilege to serve you in Columbia. If you need help navigating state government, or have any thoughts or concerns […]
July 6, 2021

Legislative Update- Budget

______ The House convened for one of the final times this summer last Monday. We met to review and vote on a conference report from the […]
May 17, 2021

Legislative Update- May 17, 2021

Last week was National Police Week. Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement leave their families and put their lives on the line […]

Getting Political with Jonah Steppe (NHS)

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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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There is no better display of faith than a farmer planting seeds in the ground. Each year brings challenges - weather, markets, equipment breakdowns - but our farmers still plant. With each crop, SC farmers are cultivating a legacy to pass down to the next generation.


We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Thank you Rep. Jay West for taking the podium and defending our farmers. The “Working Ag Lands Preservation Act,” H.3051, is essential in protecting our farmers who fight to feed our state.

After a week of furlough it was nice to be back at the State House! This week I wanted to introduce you to Brandon Guffey, SC House Rep for District 48 (York County), who is working hard to pass a bill related to online extortion.

What are your best spring cleaning tips❓
It's National Cleaning Week‼ Our spring cleaning is underway. 🧹🪣🧽
Big shout out to Reece Woods for heading up our cleaning efforts.

#elrodpope #helpinginjuredpeople #SpringCleaningTips #springclean

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