Dan Hamilton

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Dan Hamilton
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South Carolina House District 20
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRealtor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Daniel P. "Dan" Hamilton (b. August 17, 1976) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. Hamilton served as State Speaker of the House from 1997 to 1998.

Biography

Hamilton earned his B.S. in Organizational Communications from Bob Jones University in 1998. Hamilton was a Congressional Aide to then-Representative Jim DeMint from 1999 to 2001. He has worked as Operating Principle of Keller Williams Realty in Greenville since 2005. He is also President/Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Management Group.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hamilton 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. Jon Eames was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dan Hamilton defeated Justin Alexander in the Republican primary. Eames is also running as a Green Party candidate. Eames and Hamilton will face off in the general election.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 20 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Hamilton 76.7% 3,174
Justin Alexander 23.3% 966
Total Votes 4,140

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hamilton 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 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Hamilton Incumbent 98.6% 14,217
     Other Write-Ins 1.4% 196
Total Votes 14,413

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hamilton ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 20 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Hamilton defeated Jason Macias (L) in the general election on November 2[5].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 20 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Hamilton (R) 9,596 87.92%
Jason Macias (L) 1,271 11.64%
Write-In 48 0.44%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hamilton won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 13,750 votes, representing District 20.

Hamilton raised $19,464 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Hamilton (R) 13,750

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hamilton is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hamilton raised a total of $87,019 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[7]

Dan Hamilton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 20 Won $31,674
2010 South Carolina State House, District 20 Won $35,881
2008 South Carolina State House, District 20 Won $19,464
Grand Total Raised $87,019

2012

Hamilton won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $31,674.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Hamilton's campaign in 2012
Carolinas Associated General Contractors$1,000
South Carolina Association of Realtors$1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
General Electric$1,000
Carolinas Royalty Partners LLC$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,674
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hamilton won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $35,881.

2008

Hamilton won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $19,464.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dan Hamilton endorsed Rick Perry 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.

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 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.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records on bills that directly impacted the business climate and competitiveness of the state.

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

Dan Hamilton received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 10th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[15] His score was followed by representatives Dwight Loftis (33%), Ralph W. Norman (33%), and Phillip Owens (33%).[16]

Personal

Hamilton and his wife, Kelly, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 20
1996–present
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