John McGill

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John McGill
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Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Incumbent
In office
June 18, 2014 - Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGlenn McConnell (R)
Compensation
Base salary$46,545
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
South Carolina State Senate District 32
1988-2014
Mayor of Kingstree
1984-1988
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 18, 1952
Place of birthKingstree, SC
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Websites
Office website
John Yancey McGill (b. September 18, 1952) is the interim Democratic Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. McGill became lieutenant governor in unusual circumstances: he was temporarily elected as State Senate President Pro Tempore by the Republican South Carolina State Senate so that, when former Lt. Gov. McConnell resigned, McGill would be the constitutional next-in-line. All this was necessary because the prior president pro tempore, Republican State Senator John Courson, did not want to become lieutenant governor.[1] McGill did not run for election as lieutenant governor in 2014.

McGill was a Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988.

Biography

McGill attended both The Citadel and Francis Marion College. McGill is currently a Residential Homebuilder and Real Estate Broker.

McGill was on the State Democratic Party Executive Committee. He served on the Kingstree Town Council from 1976 to 1979. He went on to serve as the Mayor Pro-Tempore for Kingstree from 1978 to 1979. He was then the Mayor of Kingstree from 1984 to 1988.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ethics
Finance
Fish, Game and Forestry
Invitations
Transportation
General

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

McGill could not run in the 2014 election as a Democrat for a full term as South Carolina Lieutenant Governor as the partisan primaries occurred on June 10.

Race background

Resignation of Glenn McConnell

Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell was hired by the College of Charleston as president and left office in June 2014.[2] The current Senate President Pro Tempore, Republican state Sen. John Courson, would normally be next in line but he expressed a desire to stay in the Senate. As such, a Democratic state senator, John McGill, was temporarily elected president pro tempore so that he could become interim lieutenant governor.

If McGill had decided that he wanted to remain lieutenant governor after January 2014, he would have needed to run as an independent candidate since the filing deadlines and primaries for partisan passed prior to his elevation. The filing deadline for a prospective independent candidate was July 15 and McGill had given no indication that he intended to run for lieutenant governor by that deadline.

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

McGill defeated Cezar McKnight in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yancey McGill Incumbent 96.7% 34,985
     Other Write-Ins 3.3% 1,177
Total Votes 36,162
South Carolina State Senate District 32 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yancey McGill Incumbent 50.3% 6,375
Cezar E McKnight 49.7% 6,294
Total Votes 12,669

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

McGill won re-election for District 32 of the South Carolina State Senate with 30,180 votes, ahead of write-ins (232).[6]

He raised $243,139 for his campaign.[7]

South Carolina State Senate, District 32
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John McGill (D) 30,180
Write-ins 232

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McGill is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, McGill raised a total of $829,736 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[8]

John McGill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Won $213,899
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $55,350
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Won $243,139
2006 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $40,500
2004 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Won $106,320
2002 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $24,825
2000 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Won $102,270
1996 South Carolina State Senate, District 32 Won $43,433
Grand Total Raised $829,736

2012

McGill won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $213,899.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John McGill's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus Cmte$5,000
Grand Strand Restaurant PAC$3,000
Grand Strand Golf PAC$3,000
South Carolina Healthcare Association$2,000
Grand Strand Business Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$213,899
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McGill was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $55,350.

2008

McGill won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $243,139.

2006

McGill was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $40,500.

2004

McGill won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $106,320.

2002

McGill was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $24,825.

2000

McGill won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $102,270.

1996

McGill won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, McGill raised a total of $43,433.

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."[9]

2012

J. Yancey McGill received a score of 12% in the 2012 score card, ranking 25th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[10] His score was followed by Senators Luke A. Rankin (12%), Glenn G. Reese (12%), and Kent Williams (12%).[11]

Personal

McGill and his wife, Pamela Jean, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Glenn McConnell (R)
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
2014-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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South Carolina State Senate - District 32
1988–2014
Succeeded by
Ronnie Sabb (D)