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Meet Dick Harpootlian

South Carolina State Senator since 2018

Resident of Senate District 26 for 50 years

Husband to Ambassador Jamie Harpootlian and father to Kate Harpootlian

Graduate of Clemson University

Graduate of University of South Carolina School of Law

Richland County Council - 1986-1991

Fifth Circuit Solicitor - 1991-1995

Changing the Culture

Throughout his career, Dick Harpootlian has never backed down from a fight.  As our solicitor, he jailed violent criminals to keep families safe.  As an attorney, he is relentless in serving his clients to achieve justice and protect the rights of all.  As a prosecutor, he convinced a Richland County jury to put notorious serial killer Pee Wee Gaskins in the electric chair.  


Dick ran for the senate because for too long, legislators have gone along to get along with the good old boy system in Columbia. They have been more concerned about the perks of their positions than delivering the real change our state needs.  Over the last 6 years, Dick has challenged the status quo, changing the way business is done by asking hard questions and not accepting a system that doesn’t work for the people.  If you want real improvements to our roads, schools and our economy, we need to continue changing this culture that rewards inaction at the statehouse

Commitment to You

Dick has shown that it is possible to govern with integrity and deliver results. He has put a stop to wasteful spending by state agencies, reformed the Richland County Election Commission, has help land major economic development deals, forced corrupt politicians out of office, been a vocal advocate against attempts to restrict women’s rights, and shown that he is not afraid to use his voice to ensure that government is doing what it is supposed to, work for you.

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