James Harrison

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James Harrison
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South Carolina House District 75
Retired
In office
1988 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
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James Harrison (b. April 11, 1951) is a former Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 75 from 1988-2012.

Education

Harrison earned his B.A. from The Citadel in 1973. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1976.

Professional experience

Harris worked as an attorney in private practice from 1976 to 1978. He also served in the United States Army Reserve as a Colonel from 1976 to 2003. He has continued working as a private practice attorney since 1990.

Political experience

Harrison joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1989. He served in that position from 1988-2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Constitutional Laws

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Constitutional Laws

Elections

2010

Harrison defeated Steve Cunningham in the June 8 Republican primary for District 75 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 3,906-684. Harrison won unopposed in the general election on November 2[1].

House of Representatives Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png James Harrison (Incumbent) 3,906
Steve Cunningham 684
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 75 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Harrison (R) 9,469 98.68%
Write-In 127 1.32%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Harrison won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,696 votes, representing District 75. 

Harrison raised $41,872 for his campaign.[2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 75 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png James Harrison (R) 11,696

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Harrison was up for re-election, he collected $83,717 in donations.[3]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


2008

James Harrison raised $41,872 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
South Carolina Optometric Association $1,250
19 different donors each donated: $1,000

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."[5]

2012

James Harrison received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 91st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[6] His score was followed by representatives Kenneth Hodges (13%), Lonnie Hosey (13%), and Leon Howard (13%).[7]

Personal

Harrison and his wife, Susan, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 75
1988–2012
Succeeded by
Kirkman Finley, III (R)