Eddie Tallon

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Eddie Tallon
Eddie Tallon, Sr.jpg
South Carolina House District 33
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionLaw Enforcement (retired)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Edward R. "Eddie" Tallon, Sr. (b. September 30, 1944) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Tallon graduated from Limestone College in 1971 with a B.A. He is a board member of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association and a past President. He was on the National Food Service Security Council Board from 1996 to 2006 and served as spokesperson from 2006 to 2008. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tallon 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. Shelia Antley Counts was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Eddie Tallon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Counts and Tallon will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tallon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Tallon Incumbent 99.4% 12,319
     Other Write-Ins 0.6% 77
Total Votes 12,396

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tallon defeated Weldon Davis in June 8 primary. He won, after running unopposed, in the November 2 general election.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eddie Tallon (R) 6,993 99.49%
Write-In 36 0.51%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tallon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tallon raised a total of $115,692 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[6]

Eddie Tallon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 33 Won $58,176
2010 South Carolina State House, District 33 Won $57,516
Grand Total Raised $115,692

2012

Tallon won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tallon raised a total of $58,176.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eddie Tallon's campaign in 2012
Bah Management Corp$1,000
Strom Jr, J P$1,000
Wine & Spirits Whol South Carolina PAC$1,000
Conservation Voters of South Carolina$1,000
Gregory, Mark S$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$58,176
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tallon won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tallon raised a total of $57,516.

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.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

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.
  • 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

Eddie Tallon received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 46th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[13] His score was followed by representatives Anne Thayer (27%), Todd Atwater (20%), and Kenneth Bingham (20%).[14]

Personal

Tallon is married to Linda Roberts. They have two children, Emily and E. Ray, Jr.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lanny Littlejohn (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 33
2010–present
Succeeded by
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