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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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Volunteering at the free water stand @CityofYorkSC 4th of July celebration. Matti, @winthropu intern for the city, and I held down the water stand while city events director @karenfritz66 coordinated a fantastic event! Huge shout out to city Police, fire and rec departments!


We are back in Columbia today to address the Governor’s vetoes. I look forward to wrapping up the budget in time for the July 1st start of the fiscal year! As always, you can reach me at - TPope

The #YCSOFamily is heart broken right now hearing the tragic news from our brothers & sister at the #Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
We at the @YCSO_SC know of this loss all too well.
Our condolences & prayers to the family & Deputies during this difficult time. #YCSONews

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