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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$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRealtor
Websites
Office website
Campaign 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 the office of South Carolina House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Jon Eames is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dan Hamilton will face Justin Alexander in the Republican primary.[1]

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.[2][3]

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[4].

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.

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. [7]

Scorecards

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."[8]

2012

Dan Hamilton received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 10th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives Dwight Loftis (33%), Ralph W. Norman (33%), and Phillip Owens (33%).[10]

Personal

Hamilton and his wife, Kelly, have three children.

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