|Speaker pro tempore of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
December 2, 2014
|Preceded by||Jay Lucas|
|Member of the South CarolinaHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 47th district
|Preceded by||Herb Kirsh|
|Solicitor for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina|
|Preceded by||Sara W. Wade|
|Succeeded by||Kevin Brackett|
|Born||July 24, 1962|
Rock Hill, South Carolina, U.S.
|Education||University of South Carolina (BS, JD)|
Thomas E. Pope (born July 24, 1962) is an American politician. He currently serves as Pro Tempore within the South Carolina House of Representativesand has served as a South Carolina House Member, from the 47th District, since 2010.
As a member of the Republican Party. Pope previously served as Solicitor (County District Attorney) of the 16th Judicial Circuit in South Carolina, representing the people of Union and York counties from 1993 to 2006. Pope is best known nationally for his prosecution of Susan Smith in 1995 for the drowning death of her two children. He is currently a managing partner of Elrod Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
On February 6, 2017, Pope announced his intention to seek South Carolina's 5th congressional district seat in the upcoming special election, due to the resignation of Mick Mulvaney to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
On May 2, 2017, Pope narrowly won the Republican Primary for the U.S. congressional seat, leading by only .3%.On May 16, 2017, Pope lost the runoff against Ralph Norman by 200 votes, or 0.6%.
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