Peter McCoy

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Peter McCoy
Peter McCoy, Jr.jpg
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$119/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCoy has been appointed to the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Criminal Laws


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. [1]



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

McCoy has been rumored to be a potential candidate to fill Tim Scott's U.S. House of Representatives seat. The election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the appointment of Scott to the United States Senate. South Carolina law dictates that a primary election to fill a vacancy to the U.S. House must be held on the 11th Tuesday after the vacancy occurs, with the general election being held 18 weeks after the vacancy. Based on what U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R) has said regarding his departure from the U.S. Senate, the primary would be held sometime in late March with the general election in May.[2][3]


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.[4][5]

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[6]. 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


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

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

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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