Senator Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms

Senator Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms

Chairman, Senate Transportation Committee

Republican - Berkeley

District 37 - Berkeley & Charleston Counties - Map

Columbia Address

203 Gressette Bldg.
Columbia 29201

Business Phone (803) 212-6400

Home Address

148 Etiwan Park St.
Charleston 29492

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Personal Information

  • Businessman
  • Clemson University, B.S., 1987
  • Married to Carol Anderson, 3 children
  • Christian, Saved by Grace, April 1987
  • Board of Visitors, Charleston Southern University, 1996-
  • Board member, United Methodist Relief Center, 2003-08
  • Executive Committee, Berkeley County Republican Party, 1996-08
  • Life member, National Rifle Association
  • Life member, National Association of Texaco and Shell Marketers
  • Significant Contribution Award, MADD, 1998
  • Legislative Achievement Award, Charleston More Than a Port, 2002
  • Commendation for Service to and Support of Farmers, Agricuture Commission of South Carolina, 2002
  • Legislative Appreciation Award, Agriculture Commission of South Carolina, 2002
  • Raising the Standard Award, Heritage Commission Services, 2003
  • National Legislative Impact Award, National Abstinence Clearinghouse, 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Legion Department of South Carolina, 2004
  • Legislator of the Year, Carolina's Independent Automobile Dealers Association, 2004
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Public Charter School Association, 2004
  • Friend to the Taxpayer Award, South Carolina Association of Taxpayers, 2004
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Farm Bureau, 2005
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Poultry Federation, 2006
  • Humane State Legislator Award, Humane Society of United States, 2006
  • Board member, Southern Methodist College, 2006-
  • Advisory Board member, National Council on Bible Curriculum, 2007-
  • Legislative Service Award, Sweetgrass Market Place Coalition, 2007
  • Palmetto Leadership Award, South Carolina Policy Council, 2007, 2008
  • Senate Legislative Champion Award (for outstanding leadership in the defense of faith, family, and freedom), Palmetto Family Council, 2007-2008, 2011-2012
  • Legislator of the Year, Construction Network of the Carolinas, 2008
  • The Westendorff Award for Service to Those in Need, United Methodist Relief Center, 2008
  • Leadership Award, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 2008
  • Legislator of the Year, Maritime Association of South Carolina, 2008, 2009
  • Friend of Transit Award, Transportation Association of South Carolina, 2009
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police, 2009
  • Legislator of the Year, Palmetto Charter Network, 2009
  • Business Advocate Award, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Peas and Carrots Award for improving environmental and economic quality of life, Citizens for Sound Conservation, 2010
  • Legislative Leader Award, ABATE of South Carolina, 2010
  • Legislative Service Recognition, Boeing, 2010
  • Panama Canal Authority recognition, Canal de Panamá, 2010
  • Boeing Leadership Award, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • 100% Business Advocate Award, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Golden Apple Award, South Carolina Chapter, National Coalition for Public School Options, 2011
  • Political Courage Award, Berkeley County Republican Party, 2011
  • Support of Liberty Award, ABATE of South Carolina, 2012
  • Sword and Mace Award (for score of 100 for promotion and protection of the free, private and competitive enterprise system), South Carolina BIPEC, 2012
  • Pro-Life Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Citizens for Life, 2012
  • Past Chairman, Deacon Board, First Baptist Church, St. Stephen
  • Member, Pointe North Community Church, Moncks Corner
  • Honorary Lt. Colonel, South Carolina DNR, 2014
  • Trident Technical College, Champion for Economic Development Award, 2015, 2016
  • Barrett Lawrimore Leadership Award, Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2015
  • South Carolina Champion of School Choice Award, 2015
  • Legislative Appreciation Award, SC Association of Conservation Districts, 2013
  • Public Servant Award, South Carolina Baptist Convention, 2013
  • Chairman and Founder, South Carolina Legislative Prayer Caucus 2016-

   

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  • Senate, November 4, 1997 - Present



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