Craig Gagnon

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Craig Gagnon
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 11
In office
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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Craig A. Gagnon is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.



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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs



See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Tombo Hite was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Craig Gagnon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hite was defeated by Gagnon in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Carolina State House, District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Gagnon Incumbent 53.7% 4,899
     Democratic Tombo Hite 46.3% 4,217
Total Votes 9,116


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gagnon ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 11. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. Incumbent Paul Agnew (D) did not run for re-election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Gagnon won in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Gagnon Incumbent 50.9% 6,932
     Democratic Lee Garrett 35.2% 4,789
     Republican Bob Shirley 13.8% 1,876
     Other Write-Ins 0.1% 11
Total Votes 13,608

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gagnon is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gagnon raised a total of $20,043 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[6]

Craig Gagnon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $20,043
Grand Total Raised $20,043


Gagnon won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gagnon raised a total of $20,043.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig Gagnon's campaign in 2012
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
Farago, Paul R$1,000
Rich & Rich Associates$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$20,043
Source:Follow the Money


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Preceded by
Paul Agnew
South Carolina House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by