Senator Thomas C. Alexander

Senator, South Carolina

Senator Thomas C. Alexander was elected to the South Carolina Senate on October 11, 1994, in a special election. Alexander serves on the Senate Finance (Health and Human Services Subcommittee Chairman); Labor, Commerce and Industry; Banking and Insurance; General (Chairman); Invitations; Joint Bond Review; Fish, Game and Forestry; and the Public Utility Review Committees. 

While serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives he chaired the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, one of only six major standing committees of the House. 

Senator Alexander is the first South Carolina Legislator to serve as Chairman of the SC House of Representatives – Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee and Chairman of the SC Senate – Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee.

A native South Carolinian, who resides in the Town of Walhalla in Oconee County with his wife, Lynda. Alexander is a businessman and owner of Alexander’s Office Supply stores and Cleveland Gospel Supply. 

He is a member and past president of Walhalla Sertoma Club and Walhalla Lions Club and was named the Walhalla Lion of the Year in 1984-85.

Alexander is active in the Walhalla Presbyterian Church where he is a Sunday School teacher. He has served as Deacon, Elder, and as Clerk of Session.

He holds an associate’s degree from Anderson College and a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University.

He currently serves on the Board of Appalachian Council of Governments, as well as the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Bank in Walhalla. He has previously served on the Anderson College Alumni Board, The Tribble Center Foundation Board, as Chair of the District Friends of Scouting Campaign for 2001, Foothills YMCA Board, Board of Easter Seals (Anderson-Oconee), and he has been recognized by various organizations over his legislative career.