Meet Tom Young

Public Servant and Proven Leader in South Carolina

Senator Tom Young is our hardworking, conservative, principled Republican State Senator for Aiken County and South Carolina. In the Senate, Tom has worked to strengthen our economy; to reduce our taxes; to improve education; to protect our family values; to support our veterans and law enforcement; to protect our Second Amendment rights; to restructure state government; to protect children; to preserve our natural resources; and to reform our state’s laws.
To keep constituents informed, Tom created a periodic email newsletter update that he drafts and sends multiple times throughout the year. For leading efforts to improve South Carolina, Tom has received many statewide recognitions including for his work to restructure state government and to shorten the legislative session; for his advocacy for improving education in South Carolina; for his work to help S.C. Veterans, National Guardsmen, and their families; for his efforts to help South Carolina’s farmers; for his efforts to conserve our states natural resources; for his support of measures protecting taxpayers; and for his leadership addressing deficiencies in child protective services at the Department of Social Services.

In the Senate, Tom serves on the Finance, Education, Rules, Fish and Game, Veterans and Family Affairs, and Oversight Committees as well as the Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council and the Savannah River Maritime Commission. Locally, Tom is chair of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation and led the Delegation in its efforts to secure an unprecedented $168.85 Million from the state’s SRS Plutonium Settlement for transformative infrastructure projects across Aiken County.

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Born and raised in Aiken County, Tom graduated from Aiken High and the University of South Carolina where he was student body president at both schools. As a small business owner, Tom practices law in Aiken with Young & Thurmond, LLC where he has been named to South Carolina Super Lawyers and to Best Lawyers in America. Tom received the 2009 Silver Compleat Lawyer Award presented by the USC School of Law Alumni Association for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments while exemplifying the highest standards of professional competence, ethics, and integrity.
Before his service in the Senate, Tom served in the S.C. House of Representatives representing District 81 from 2009 through 2012.

Tom is married to his wife Heather and their daughters are Hailey and Ashley. Tom and his family are members of Aiken’s St. John’s Methodist Church, and Tom volunteers as an attorney for Millbrook Baptist Church.

Tom is grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Aiken County and South Carolina in the South Carolina Senate. He is committed to representing our community with character, humility, and conviction.

Legislative service recognitions

  • State Chamber of Commerce Business Advocate Award
  • Palmetto Family Alliance Legislative Scorecard – Perfect 100%
  • S.C. Club for Growth – Taxpayer Hero Award
  • S.C. National Guard Legislator of the Year
  • S.C. BIPEC “Sword and Mace” Award
  • S.C. Farm Bureau Legislator of the Year
  • S.C. DSS Champion for Children Award
  • S.C. United Way Legislator of the Year
  • Foundation for Government Accountability Champion of Opportunity Award
  • S.C. Education Association Friend of Education Award
  • Aiken Standard Person of the Year
  • American Legion Legislative Leadership Award
  • Institute for Child Success Commitment to Children Award
  • S.C. Behavioral Health Services Association Legislator of the Year
  • Rural Health Services Legislator of the Year
  • S.C. Conservation Voters Green Tie Award
  • Sierra Club of S.C. Legislator of the Year
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America Legislator of the Year
  • S.C. Convention of States Leadership Legislative Award

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