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Richard A. "Dick" HarpootlianDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 20
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Richard A. Harpootlian (born January 23, 1949) is an American attorney and politician serving as a member of the South Carolina Senate from the 20th district. He served as the chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2011 to 2013. He also previously served as solicitor (district attorney) for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina from 1991 until 1995. As a member of the South Carolina Senate, Harpootlian has been a frequent critic of the state's budgetary practices. He is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of South Carolina
Clemson University
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
South Carolina State Senate
2019 - Current
Richland County Council
1987 - 1991
Richard A. Harpootlian, Professional Association
1995 - Current
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
American Board of Trial Advocates