Denny Neilson

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Denny Neilson
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 53
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina House District 56
1984 - 2013
CandidateVerification
Denny Woodall Neilson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 53 of the South Carolina House of Representatives.[1]

Neilson is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 56 from 1984 to 2013.

Education

Neilson attended Powers Modeling and Finishing School in New York and Anderson Junior College. She earned her B.S. from Coker College in 1973. She went on to receive her M.S. from Winthrop University in 1975. She then attended Post Graduate Work at the University of South Carolina, Nova University.

Professional experience

Neilson is a District Technology Student Job Placement Coordinator.

Political experience

Neilson served on the Darlington City Council from 1975 to 1983. She then joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1984. She has served in that position since, representing the 56th District.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Economic Development and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Licenses, Fees, Insurance Tax and Other Charges, Chair

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on General Government, Personnel, and Benefits, Chair
Subcommittee on Higher Education, Technology, and Cultural

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. Amy Brown defeated Anthony Waymyers in the Democratic primary. Richie Yow was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown and Yow will face off in the general election. Denny Neilson (R) was not certified for the primary.[2][1]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmy M. Brown 51.3% 2,092
Anthony Waymyers 48.7% 1,985
Total Votes 4,077

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Neilson was defeated in the June 12 primary by Robert Williams.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives District 62 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Williams Incumbent 53.3% 2,410
Denny W Neilson Incumbent 46.7% 2,115
Total Votes 4,525

2010

Neilson ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 56 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Neilson won unopposed in the general election on November 2[5].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 56 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Denny Neilson (D) 7,033 99.45%
Write-In 39 0.55%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Neilson won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 9,952 votes, representing District 56. 

Neilson raised $0 for her campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 56 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Denny Neilson (D) 9,952

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Neilson was up for re-election, she collected $2,150 in donations.[7]

2008

Nelson raised $0 in the 2008 election cycle.[8]

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."[9]

2012

Denny Neilson received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 99th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[10] His score was followed by representatives Harry Ott, Jr. (13%), Rick Quinn (13%), and Leonidas Stavrinakis (13%).[11]

Personal

Neilson has a husband, David.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 56
1984–2013
Succeeded by
Robert Williams (D)