Elizabeth Munnerlyn

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Elizabeth Munnerlyn
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South Carolina House District 54
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
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
Education
High schoolBennettsville High School, 1986
Bachelor'sConverse College, 1990
J.D.University of South Carolina, 1993
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Elizabeth R. Munnerlyn (b. June 20, 1969) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 54. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Munnerlyn received her B.A. from Converse College in 1990. She earned a J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1993. She served as a law clerk for Circuit Court Judge James E. Lockemy from 1993 to 1994. She was the Assistant Solicitor in the 4th Circuit Solicitor's office from 1994 to 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Munnerlyn ran opposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Munnerlyn Incumbent 99.4% 11,398
     Other Write-Ins 0.6% 72
Total Votes 11,470

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Munnerlyn won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, running unopposed in the general election on November 2.[4]

Munnerlyn defeated Johnny Sellers and Floyd English in the June 8 primary.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 54 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Munnerlyn (D) 7,141 99.36%
Write-In 46 0.64%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Munnerlyn is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Munnerlyn raised a total of $36,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[5]

Elizabeth Munnerlyn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 54 Won $18,629
2010 South Carolina State House, District 54 Won $18,005
Grand Total Raised $36,634

2012

Munnerlyn won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Munnerlyn raised a total of $18,629.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elizabeth Munnerlyn's campaign in 2012
Drivenow Inc$1,000
South Carolina Farm Bureau$1,000
A Fund for a Better South Carolina$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
Marlboro Electric Cooperative Inc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$18,629
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Munnerlyn won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Munnerlyn raised a total of $18,005.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

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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."[6]

  • 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.[7] 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.[8] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[9] The legislature re-convened July 26.[10]

  • 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."[11]

2012

Elizabeth Munnerlyn received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 98th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[12] Her score was followed by representatives Denny Neilson (13%), Harry Ott, Jr. (13%), and Rick Quinn (13%).[13]

Personal

Munnerlyn is married to Ronald Munnerlyn, Jr. They have two children, Mary Catherine and William Ford.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Douglas Jennings, Jr. (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 54
2010–present
Succeeded by
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