James Neal

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James Neal
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South Carolina House District 44
Retired
In office
1998 - 2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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James Neal (b. March 30, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 44 from 1998-2012.

Education

Neal earned his B.S. from Clemson University in 1965. He went on to receive his MEd from Winthrop University in 1978.

Professional experience

Neal worked as a teacher for the Lancaster School District from 1965 to 1979. He continued his work for Lancaster School District as Assistant Principal from 1979 to 1988. He then worked as Principal from 1988 to 1995.

Political experience

Neal served on the Lancaster County Election Commission from 1990 to 1998. He then joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1999 and served in that position until 2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles and Public Works, Chair

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles and Public Works

Elections

2010

Neal ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 44 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Neal defeated Rob McCoy (R) in the general election on November 2[1].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 44 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Neal (D) 5,540 57.01%
Rob McCoy (R) 4,175 42.97%
Write-In 2 0.02%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Neal won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 10,958 votes, representing District 44. 

Neal raised $5,749 for his campaign.[2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Neal (D) 10,958

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Neal was up for re-election, he collected $27,421 in donations.[3]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Neal's campaign in 2010
House Democratic Caucus Of South Carolina$1,000
WKSC$1,000
Fun For South Carolina PAC$1,000
Comporium Communications$1,000
South Carolina Farm Bureau$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $27,421

2008

Neal raised $5,749 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
South Carolina Trucking Association $1,000
South Carolina Association of School Administrators $1,000
South Carolina Optometric Association $1,000
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association $999

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 Neal received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 67th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[6] His score was followed by representatives Andy Patrick (20%), Michael Pitts (20%), and Tommy Pope (20%).[7]

Personal

Neal and his wife, Harriet, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 44
1998–2012
Succeeded by
Mandy Powers Norrell(D)