|South Carolina House District 78|
|2004 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
- 1 Education
- 2 Professional experience
- 3 Political experience
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Scorecards
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Brady earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1974.
Brady is the Host/Producer of South Carolina Television. She also works as a Freelance Media Consultant and a Development Director.
Brady served as Mayor of the Town of Arcadia Lakes from 1997 to 2000. She then served as a member of the Richland County Council from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, she joined the South Carolina House of Representatives. She has served in that position since, representing the 78th District.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brady served on the following committees:
- Ethics Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives, Secretary
- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Insurance, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brady served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Insurance, Chair
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 78 (2010)|
|Joan Brady (R)||6,757||54.91%|
|Paige George (D)||5,538||45.01%|
On November 4, 2008, Brady won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,159 votes, representing District 78.
Brady raised $75,210 for her campaign.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 78 (2008)|
|Joan Brady (R)||11,159|
In 2010, a year in which Brady was up for re-election, he collected $83,715 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joan Brady's campaign in 2010|
|House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina||$5,000|
|South Carolina Hospital Association||$2,000|
|Property Casualty Insurers Association||$2,000|
|Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough||$1,300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$83,715|
Brady raised $75,210 in the 2008 election cycle.
Her major contributors are listed below.
|11 different donors each donated:||$1,000|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
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."
Joan Brady received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 51st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. Her score was followed by representatives Doug Brannon (20%), Joseph Daning (20%), and F. Gregory "Greg" Delleney, Jr. (20%).
Brady and her husband, C. Michael, have three children.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Joan Brady
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Newt Gingrich 2012, "South Carolina Legislative Endorsements For Newt Gingrich," January 20, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," accessed April 24, 2012
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Joan Brady
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Scorecard 2012, accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
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