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“Tombo” Hite Announces State House Candidacy



Abbeville, SC – Abbeville City Attorney Thomas E. “Tombo” Hite officially filed for the South Carolina House of Representatives on Friday.

Hite, 33, will seek the Democratic nomination and focus his campaign on improving public schools, keeping taxes low, cutting spending, and investing in the children of South Carolina.

“I believe the people of District 11 need a Representative who has their best interests at heart,” said Hite. “What is good for District 11 is not always good for Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia. Since I have young children I am concerned with the direction that this state is going and I think we need representatives who can provide a fresh look and a vision for our future.”

Tombo Hite is married to the former JoBeth Stephens and has three beautiful children, Thomas “Beau” E. Hite IV, Handley Reid Hite (3), and Fox Stephens Hite (8 months). He is a graduate of Abbeville High School, Presbyterian College where he was captain of the Blue Hose baseball team, and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He practices law with his father, Tommy Hite, Jr., his sister Heather Hite Stone, and Anne Marie Hempy in Abbeville. Tombo Hite also coaches T-Ball for Abbeville Youth Athletics, serves as the 8thCircuit Representative of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer’s Division, and volunteers for the Fellowship of Chrisitan Athletes and Burton Center.


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