Representative Thomas E. “Tommy” Pope filed today as a Republican candidate to continue his service as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Pope currently represents District 47, encompassing primarily the York, Clover and Lake Wylie areas of York County. The primary will take place in June and the general elections will be held in November. Mr. Pope is completing his first term of office replacing former Rep. Herb Kirsh in November 2010.
“Now that I have had the opportunity to serve, I have gained an additional appreciation for Rep. Kirsh’s previous work and his tireless commitment to our area,” Pope said. “This first term has been a positive experience and I would be honored to continue to serve the people of our community.”
Since in office, Rep. Pope has served as a member of the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs, and the Republican Caucus Tax committees. He also serves as a Republican Majority Whip in the House. In 2011, Rep. Pope was a recipient of the SC Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocate Award for commending key legislative votes on critical business issues. The American Legion of SC named him as their 2012 Legislator of the Year.
When he’s not in session in Columbia, Pope works as a managing partner with Elrod Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill and Lake Wylie.