|South Carolina House of Representatives District 78|
|November 14, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bernstein served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs|
Bernstein's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Education is the key to preparing our children for the jobs of the future. Fully funding our public schools, innovation, and technology are key components of my education platform. We also must look for ways to make college more affordable for all South Carolina students who are eligible."
- Excerpt: "Sadly, we still lead the nation in areas like domestic violence and DUI fatalities. As your representative, I will work with the law enforcement community and fight for laws and programs that will get results. We will continue to improve the safety and security in our neighborhoods and keep children safe in their schools."
- Excerpt: "As a businesswoman and a fiscal conservative, I believe we must do a better job in how we spend our tax dollars. Our state budgeting process needs reform. Funding the key functions of government and cutting waste will be my mission."
- Excerpt: "Our state and county are fortunate to have beautiful lakes, parks, wildlife and other natural resources. I want future generations to enjoy the same quality of life that we do, and as your legislator, I will be a strong voice for environmental protection."
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Beth Bernstein was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jeff Mobley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bernstein defeated Mobley in the general election.
|South Carolina State House, District 78, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Beth Bernstein Incumbent||61.7%||6,522|
Bernstein ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 78. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. Incumbent Joan Brady (R) ran unopposed in the Republican primary. She defeated Joan Brady in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Bernstein is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bernstein raised a total of $199,242 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.
|Beth Bernstein's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Carolina State House, District 78||$199,242|
|Grand Total Raised||$199,242|
2012Bernstein won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bernstein raised a total of $199,242.
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Beth Bernstein's campaign in 2012|
|Watkins Lourie Roll & Chance||$1,000|
|Longs Drugs of Kilbourne||$1,000|
|Zucker, Anita G||$1,000|
|Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$199,242|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."
- South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - 2013 Legislative Scorecard & Year in Review
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- Greenville Tea Party - Greenville Tea Party Scorecard 2013
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- Conservation Voters of South Carolina - 2013-2014 scorecard
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- Profile from Open States
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Beth for House, "On the Issues," accessed September 29, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 23, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Bernstein, Beth," accessed July 9, 2013
- South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
Joan Brady (R)
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