RELEASE: Representative-Elect William Timmons Announces District Director

GREENVILLE, S.C. – U.S. Representative-elect William Timmons (SC-4) today announced Spartanburg County Clerk of Court Hope Blackley as his district director.

“Hope has an outstanding record of service and we are so glad she’s joining our team,” said Representative-elect Timmons. “My office will be a strong advocate for Upstate residents both at home and in Washington, and Hope is going to be an important part of that.”

Blackley added, “Upstate families want to see the Federal Government work better, that’s why I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join Representative-elect Timmons’ exciting new team and help them to provide the best constituent service possible.”

Hope Blackley has served as Spartanburg County Clerk since 2010, managing the day-to-day operations of the courthouse and court system and supervising 50 employees. Prior to that, she served in the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office under the direction of former solicitorTrey Gowdy. In 2004, Blackley was appointed by South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford as Crime Victims’ Ombudsman and also directed the Governor’s Office of Victim Services Education & Certification (OVSEC).

Blackley serves on numerous boards including United Way of the Piedmont, South Carolina Coalition for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Spartanburg Regional’s Women’s Advisory Council, Carolina Pregnancy Center, Mary Black Foundation, Spartanburg Village Network, Circle of Friends for Mobile Meals, the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind’s Walker Foundation Board, the 2016/2017 President of the South Carolina Clerk of Court and Register of Deeds Association, Tri-chair member of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce’s Community & Economic Strategy Steering Committee and the recipient of the 2014 Upstate Urban League’s Whitney M. Young, Jr Humanitarian Award. She is a Fellow of the 2019 Class of Liberty Fellowship and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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