Harvey Peeler

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Harvey Peeler
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South Carolina State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
1980-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 34
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1980
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClemson University, 1970
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1970-1972
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 8, 1948
Place of birthGaffney, SC
ProfessionVice President and General Manager, Peeler Jersey Farms Inc.
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. (b. September 12, 1948) is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 1980. He currently serves as Majority Leader.

Biography

Peeler earned his B.S. from Clemson University in 1970. He has worked as Vice President and General Manager of Peeler Jersey Farms Inc. since 1974. He is currently a businessman and dairyman. Peeler was a Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972.

Peeler was on the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments. He served as Chair of the Finance Committee from 1977 to 1980.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Ethics
Finance
Interstate Cooperation
Medical Affairs, Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Peeler won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 14. Peeler ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

South Carolina State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Peeler Incumbent 99.1% 31,620
     Other Write-Ins 0.9% 278
Total Votes 31,898

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

Peeler won re-election for District 14 of the South Carolina State Senate with 29,179, ahead of write-ins (230).[4]

Peeler raised $191,954 for his campaign.[5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Peeler (R) 29,179
Write-ins 230

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peeler is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Peeler raised a total of $474,174 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[6]

Harvey Peeler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Won $77,031
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $52,267
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Won $191,954
2006 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $40,779
2004 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Won $105,023
2002 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $0
2000 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Won $7,120
1996 South Carolina State Senate, District 14 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $474,174

2012

Peeler won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Peeler raised a total of $77,031.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harvey Peeler's campaign in 2012
Scana Corp$1,500
Sanders Jr, James R$1,000
Centene Corp$1,000
Boeing Co Inc$1,000
Stilrich Llc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$77,031
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Peeler was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Peeler raised a total of $52,267.

2008

Peeler won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Peeler raised a total of $191,954.

2006

Peeler was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Peeler raised a total of $40,779.

2004

Peeler won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Peeler raised a total of $105,023.

2000

Peeler won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Peeler raised a total of $71,820.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Harvey Peeler endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

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."[8]

  • 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.[9] 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.[10] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[11] The legislature re-convened July 26.[12]

  • 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."[13]

2012

Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. received a score of 47% in the 2012 score card, ranking 7th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[14] His score was followed by Senators David Thomas (47%), Lawrence Grooms (41%), and A. Shane Massey (41%).[15]

Personal

Peeler and his wife, Ila LaDonna, have three children.

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Preceded by
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1980-present
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