Staff Report for The Island Connection
State Representative Peter McCoy (R, James Island) announced late last month his intention to seek re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2016. Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives will be held on November 8, 2016, the house consists of 124 representatives who are elected to two-year terms in even-numbered general election years.
“For the last five years, I have worked hard to ensure the people of Charleston’s barrier islands are represented honestly and effectively,” said McCoy. “From eliminating wasteful government spending to improving educational opportunities – I have proven that conservative leadership makes our state an even better place to live, work, and raise our families.
My fight for Folly Beach, James Island, Kiawah Island, and Seabrook Island has focused on growing our economy, making our neighborhoods safer, and protecting our Constitutional rights,” added McCoy.
“With the continued support of my constituents in 2016 – I will keep working to advance reforms that improve our infrastructure, protect taxpayer money, and reduce crime.” McCoy, a former criminal prosecutor, is an attorney and small business owner.
He was elected in 2010 and has since been serving District 115 honorably as Chairman of the General and Family Laws Subcommittee. McCoy is married to the former Jennifer Blanchard and is the father of Mae Loflin, Lucy Davis, and Peter Michael III. He is a member of Save the Morris Island Lighthouse, Folly Beach Civic Club, James Island Exchange Club, and Grace Episcopal Church.