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Peter McCoy
Peter McCoy, Jr.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
Date of primaryMarch 19, 2013
General electionMay 7, 2013
Current office
South Carolina House District 115
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Peter McCoy (b. August 20, 1978) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 115.

McCoy won election to represent District 115 in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.

McCoy received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and his J.D. from Regent University in 2005.

McCoy was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. McCoy was defeated in the Republican primary on March 19, 2013.[1][2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McCoy served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCoy served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Peter McCoy endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013

McCoy ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election was held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.[4] McCoy was defeated in the Republican primary against Keith Blandford, Curtis Bostic, Ric Bryant, Larry Grooms, Jonathan Hoffman, Jeff King, John Kuhn, Tim Larkin, Chip Limehouse, Elizabeth Moffly, Ray Nash, Andy Patrick, Shawn Pinkston, Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner on March 19, 2013.[2][1][5]

Former Governor Mark Sanford was considered the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he had $120,000 in an old campaign account. That coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gave him a leg up on the field. It was also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.[6]

The district leans Republican.[7] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[8]


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCoy ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, and won in the general election on November 6.[9][10]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter McCoy Incumbent 67.9% 11,462
     Democratic Carol Tempel 31.9% 5,388
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 39
Total Votes 16,889


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

McCoy won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives[11]. He defeated incumbent Anne Peterson Hutto (D) and Eugene Platt (G) in the November 2 general election.

McCoy did not have any opposition in June 8 primary.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter McCoy (R) 5,801 47.01%
Anne Peterson Hutto (D) 5,345 43.32%
Eugene Platt (G) 1188 9.63%
Write-In 5 0.04%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


McCoy raised $111,396 in the 2010 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[12]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
At least 19 individual donations each of: $1,000


McCoy was married in 2010 to Jennifer Blanchard.

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Preceded by
Anne Peterson Hutto (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 115
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