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Bill Chumley
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South Carolina House District 35
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner, farmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William M. "Bill" Chumley (b. February 16, 1971) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Chumley is a Deacon. He owns four businesses and holds seven patents and three Federal trademarks. He owns Chumley Enterprises, a landscaping business, the Southern Shade Nursery, Reidville Products International, and home improvement hardware manufacturer Drainbox; all operate around the Spartanburg area.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chumley served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chumley served on the following committees:

Issues

Affordable care act

In December 2012, Chumley and four other Republican representatives pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would criminalize the implementation of President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act. Under the bill, any state official caught enforcing the healthcare law would be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a one thousand dollar fine, two-year imprisonment, or both. Federal employees caught enforcing the law would be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, subject to a five thousand dollar fine, five-year imprisonment, or both.[1]

Campaign themes

2010

Chumley’s website highlighted the following campaign themes in two categories, Fiscal policy and Domestic policy:

Fiscal policy
  • Economic Development
  • Restructuring
  • Taxes & Spending
  • Transparency
Domestic policy
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Reform
  • Law Enforcement
  • Marriage and Family
  • Pro-Life
  • Second amendment

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Bill Chumley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Chumley is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chumley defeated Kevin Owens in the Republican primary on June 12 and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Chumley Incumbent 98.8% 13,514
     Other Write-Ins 1.2% 164
Total Votes 13,678
South Carolina House of Representatives District 35 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Chumley Incumbent 66% 1,479
Kevin Owens 34% 763
Total Votes 2,242

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chumley won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Tom Davies (D) in the general election on November 2[7].

Chumley defeated incumbent Keith Kelly in the Republican primary on June 8 by a margin of 3,524-2,110. Kelly was seeking his third term.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 35 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Chumley (R) 8,145 71.32%
Tom Davies (D, WF) 2,943 28.55%
Write-In 14 0.12%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chumley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Chumley raised a total of $77,702 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[8]

Bill Chumley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 35 Won $32,645
2010 South Carolina State House, District 35 Won $45,057
Grand Total Raised $77,702

2012

Chumley won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chumley raised a total of $32,645.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Chumley's campaign in 2012
House Republican Caucus$5,000
Spinksville Iii Llc$1,000
188 Claremont Llc$1,000
Silver & Silver Properties Llc$1,000
South Carolina Builders Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$32,645
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Chumley won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Chumley raised a total of $45,057.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of South Carolina scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013-2014

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."[9]

  • Legislators are scored on business issues, including: infrastructure funding, the Department of Employment and Workforce Integrity bill, expanding 4-year-old kindergarten and funding for the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council.
  • Environment North Carolina, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, monitors the voting records of North Carolina’s state legislators on key environmental issues.
  • The scorecards are not comprehensive, but concentrate on issues related to jobs, spending, and freedom.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[10] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[11] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[12] The legislature re-convened July 26.[13]

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."[14]

2012

Bill Chumley received a score of 53% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 2nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[15] His score was preceded by Joshua Putnam (54%) and followed by representatives Eric Bedingfield (47%), Tom Corbin (47%), and Marion Frye (47%).[16]

Personal

Chumley and his wife, Faye have two grown sons and three grandchildren. Chumley's father, Rob, a magistrate judge, once ran for the House 35 seat himself. Chumley, a Redville, S.C. native, launched his own campaign on September 23, 2009.

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References

  1. usnews.com, "South Carolina Lawmakers Propose 5-Year Jail Sentence for 'Obamacare' Implementation," December 17, 2012
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  3. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  4. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  5. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 20, 2012
  6. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
  7. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  8. followthemoney.org, "Chumley, Bill," accessed June 30, 2013
  9. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  10. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  11. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  12. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  13. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  14. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  15. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  16. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Keith Kelly (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 35
2010–present
Succeeded by
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