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|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3|
|November 14, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|(timed out) Office website|
Clary's professional experience includes working as Minority Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Internal Security, as a Legislative Assistant, as a private attorney, and as a Circuit Judge in South Carolina.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clary served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Education and Public Works|
|• Legislative Oversight|
Clary's campaign emphasized the following themes:
- Government Spending
Excerpt: "I believe spending taxpayer dollars on special projects that do not improve the quality of life for citizens must stop. I am a fiscal conservative and believe we can do better at prioritizing our budget to fit the needs of our state. I will always fight for an efficient and balanced budget in Columbia."
Excerpt: "I believe Pickens County has an unlimited potential for continued economic growth. I will ensure economic drivers like Clemson University continue to thrive and I will take advantage of every opportunity to get government out of the way of small business owners. When the private sector partners with the public sector everybody wins."
Excerpt: "I believe education is the key to a bright future. We have some of the finest education institutions in the nation right here in District 3 but we can do better. When our teachers have the best resources available our students thrive. I will lead the charge to ensure every child has the necessary tools for success. There is no greater investment we can make."
- Accountability and Transparency
Excerpt: "I believe while government has demanded more and more of its citizens that government has become less and less transparent. I will institute an open door policy, vote in favor of income disclosure, and ensure input from the citizens of District 3 will be prioritized over that of lobbyists. I will conduct a quarterly town hall forum so I am certain of the issues that matter most to you and decisive action will be taken."
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Gary Clary defeated Ed J. Harris in the Republican primary. Travis McCurry ran as a Libertarian. Clary defeated McCurry in the general election.
|South Carolina State House, District 3, General Election, 2014|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Gary E. Clary||56.5%||1,716|
|Ed J. Harris||43.5%||1,320|
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- Profile from the South Carolina State House (timed out)
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- Gary Clary campaign website, "Meet Gary," accessed May 16, 2014
- Gary Clary campaign website, "Issues," accessed May 16, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
B.R. Skelton (R)
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 3
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