Bill Herbkersman

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Bill Herbkersman
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South Carolina House District 118
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
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William G. "Bill" Herbkersman (b. June 30, 1958) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 118. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Herbkersman attended the University of South Carolina, Jefferson Institution in 1988. Herbkersman worked as a Eco-Developer/Redeveloper, the Chair of Syndicated Investments, the Chief Executive Officer of Cycle Centers, and the Owner of Apex Land and Development and Marina Front Development.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Herbkersman served on the following committees:


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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Bill Herbkersman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Herbkersman is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Herbkersman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 118, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Herbkersman Incumbent 99.1% 11,836
     Other Write-Ins 0.9% 105
Total Votes 11,941

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Herbkersman ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 118 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Herbkersman won unopposed in the general election on November 2.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 118 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Herbkersman (R) 15,633 99.23%
Write-In 122 0.77%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Herbkersman won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 19,487 votes, representing District 118. 

Herbkersman raised $21,800 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 118 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Herbkersman (R) 19,487

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Herbkersman is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Herbkersman raised a total of $191,754 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Bill Herbkersman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 118 Won $50,150
2010 South Carolina State House, District 118 Won $36,945
2008 South Carolina State House, District 118 Won $21,800
2006 South Carolina State House, District 118 Won $10,250
2004 South Carolina State House, District 118 Won $9,614
2002 South Carolina State House, District 118 Won $62,995
Grand Total Raised $191,754

2012

Herbkersman won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Herbkersman raised a total of $50,150.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Herbkersman's campaign in 2012
Coolcal Llc$1,000
Mcnair Law Firm$1,000
Zamore, Irwin A$1,000
South Carolina Healthcare Association$1,000
South Carolina Hospital Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$50,150
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Herbkersman won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Herbkersman raised a total of $36,945.

2008

Herbkersman won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Herbkersman raised a total of $21,800.

2006

Herbkersman won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Herbkersman raised a total of $10,250.

2004

Herbkersman won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Herbkersman raised a total of $9,614.

2002

Herbkersman won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Herbkersman raised a total of $62,995.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bill Herbkersman endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

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.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

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.
  • 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 Herbkersman received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 60th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[15] His score was followed by representatives Chip Huggins (20%), Deborah Long (20%), and James Lucas (20%).[16]

Personal

Herbkersman and his wife, Mary, have two children.

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References

  1. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  3. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 25, 2012
  5. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  6. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  7. followthemoney.org, "Herbkersman, Bill," accessed July 11, 2013
  8. Rick Santorum for President, "SENATOR SANTORUM ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SOUTH CAROLINA ENDORSEMENTS - THIS TIME IN BLUFFTON AND HILTON HEAD," October 14, 2011
  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
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 118
2002–present
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