Darrell Jackson

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Darrell Jackson
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South Carolina State Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBenedict College, 1979
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 1, 1957
Place of birthColumbia, SC
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Darrell Jackson (b. February 1, 1957) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Jackson earned his B.A. from Benedict College in 1979. He then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law from 1979 to 1980. He also attended Columbia Bible College and Seminary from 1980 to 1982. Jackson was the President of Sunrise Enterprise of Columbia, Incorporated. He is also a Minister at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road. He is currently a businessman.

Jackson was the Commissioner of Richland County School Board, District 1, from 1990 to 1992.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance
Education
Finance
General
Medical Affairs
Ethics

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Jackson won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 21. Jackson ran unopposed in the June 12 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

South Carolina State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Jackson Incumbent 99.3% 31,996
     Other Write-Ins 0.7% 217
Total Votes 32,213

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

Jackson won re-election for District 21 of the South Carolina State Senate with 31,085 votes, ahead of write-ins (275).[4]

Jackson raised $195,109 for his campaign.[5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 21
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darrell Jackson (D) 31,085
Write-ins 275

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jackson is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackson raised a total of $350,545 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[6]

Darrell Jackson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Won $28,914
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $14,073
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Won $195,109
2006 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $17,200
2004 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Won $63,366
2002 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $3,502
2000 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Won $9,500
1996 South Carolina State Senate, District 21 Won $18,881
Grand Total Raised $350,545

2012

Jackson won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $28,914.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Darrell Jackson's campaign in 2012
Scana Corp$1,000
Scg Network$1,000
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Lee Eadon Isgett Popwell & Reardon$1,000
Tomlin Jr, Donald R$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$28,914
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jackson was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $14,073.

2008

Jackson won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $195,109.

2006

Jackson was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $17,200.

2004

Jackson won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $63,366.

2002

Jackson was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $3,502.

2000

Jackson won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $9,500.

1996

Jackson won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Jackson raised a total of $18,881.

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."[7]

  • 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.[8] 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.[9] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[10] The legislature re-convened July 26.[11]

  • 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."[12]

2012

Darrell Jackson received a score of 6% in the 2012 score card, ranking 30th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[13] His score was followed by Senators John Land (6%), Hugh Leatherman (6%), and Phil Leventis (6%).[14]

Personal

Jackson and his wife, Willie Mae, have two children.

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1992–present
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