Tommy Pope Signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the American People
Speaker Pro Tempore of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Tommy Pope (R-SC), candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the American people. The Pledge is a written commitment to the citizens of South Carolina and to the American people to oppose all tax increases. Pope is running in a special election to replace Mick Mulvaney who was tapped to lead the United States Office of Management and Budget.
Pope’s career has spanned through both the private and public sector, including over 25 years of litigation experience. Pope is currently a managing partner at the Elrod Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In 2010 Mr. Pope was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and has served District 47 ever since then. In December of 2014, Mr. Pope was named Speaker Pro Tempore of the chamber, a position he still serves today.
“The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again. Signing the Pledge is the first step in that process,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.
The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been offered to every candidate for federal office since 1986. In the 115th Congress, 208 Congressmen and 45 Senators have signed the Pledge.
“We are ecstatic about Mr. Pope’s commitment to the taxpayers of South Carolina. I challenge all candidates for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” continued Norquist.
Tommy Pope will run in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District Primary on May 2nd.