Larry Grooms

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Larry Grooms
Larry Grooms publicity shot.jpg
Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 37th district
Personal details
Born (1964-03-20) March 20, 1964 (age 53)
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol
Profession Politician
Religion Southern Baptist

Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms (born March 20, 1964) is a Republican member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 37th District.

Personal life[edit]

Grooms grew up in the small town of St. Stephen, South Carolina and after graduating from high school went on to receive a degree from Clemson University. He is married to Carol Grooms and is the father of three boys, Taylor, Hayden, and Jack.

Early career[edit]

After college Grooms started a convenience store business, which he successfully expanded into a chain of gas stations throughout low-country South Carolina.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Grooms was first elected to the State Senate in 1997 as a Republican, and has maintained a strongly conservative voting record throughout his tenure.[1]

He firmly opposes gay marriage, stating “I firmly believe marriage is between one man and one woman – and I will fight to defend traditional marriage against every attack." [2]

2010 gubernatorial candidacy[edit]

In May 2009, Grooms announced his candidacy for the Governor of South Carolina in the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election. In January 2010, he ended his campaign.[3]

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