UNION — U.S. Fifth District Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s third trip to Union County will include tours of USC Union and the Union County Arts Council.
Until this year, Union County was part of the Fourth Congressional District which also included Spartanburg and Greenville counties and part of Laurens County. It was shifted into the Fifth Congressional District as a result of redistricting designed to accommodate the population growth that enabled South Carolina’s population to gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, increasing it delegation from six to seven members.
Prior to redistricting, the Fifth District was composed of all or parts of 12 counties. With redistricting, the district is now composed of all or part of 10 counties including all of York, Lancaster, Union, Fairfield, Lee and Kershaw counties, part of Spartanburg County, half of Newberry County, and the majority of Sumter County.
Mulvaney, a Lancaster resident who was elected to the District 5 seat in 2010, has visited Union County twice since it became part of his district. During his first visit in September, Mulvaney toured the ESAB and Gestamp manufacturing facilities and Union County High School. His second visit later that month was to host a town hall meeting at the Clemson Extension/4H Office to introduce himself to his new constituents.
On Friday, Mulvaney will make his third visit to Union. His itinerary includes a tour of the USC Union campus at 2 p.m. and then the Union County Arts Council on Main Street at 3:30 p.m.
Mulvaney, a Republican, is seeking a second term. He is opposed by Joyce Knott, candidate of the Democratic and Working Families parties.
For more information about Rep. Mick Mulvaney and the Fifth Congressional District, contact his Rock Hill constituent service office at (803) 327-1114 or his Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-5501.
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