Kevin Bryant

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Kevin Bryant
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South Carolina State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia, 1989
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 19, 1967
Place of birthAnderson, SC
ProfessionPharmacist
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin L. Bryant (b. February 19, 1967) is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Bryant earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 1989.

Bryant has worked as a Pharmacist for Bryant Pharmacy and Supply since 1989.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Finance
General
Invitations, Chair
Labor, Commerce and Industry

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Bryant won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 3. Bryant defeated Don C. Bowen, Jr. in the June 12 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

South Carolina State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Bryant Incumbent 98.4% 34,954
     Other Write-Ins 1.6% 553
Total Votes 35,507
South Carolina State Senate District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Bryant Incumbent 75.9% 4,777
Dan C. Bowen, Jr. 24.1% 1,514
Total Votes 6,291

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bryant won re-election for District 3 of the South Carolina State Senate with 25,544 votes, ahead of Democrat Marshall Meadors (20,295) and write-ins (32).[5]

Bryant raised $141,119 for his campaign, against $246,797 by Meadors.[6]

South Carolina State Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Bryant (R) 25,544
Marshall Meadors 20,295
Write-ins 32

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bryant is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Bryant raised a total of $548,193 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[7]

Kevin Bryant's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 3 Won $82,147
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $17,688
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 3 Won $141,119
2006 South Carolina State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $14,262
2004 South Carolina State Senate, District 3 Won $292,977
Grand Total Raised $548,193

2012

Bryant won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bryant raised a total of $82,147.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Bryant's campaign in 2012
Bryant, Kevin L$4,500
South Carolina Senate Republic Caucus$2,000
Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina$1,500
Wal-Mart$1,500
South Carolina Pharmacy Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$82,147
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bryant was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bryant raised a total of $17,688.

2008

Bryant won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Bryant raised a total of $141,119.

2006

Bryant was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Bryant raised a total of $14,262.

2004

Bryant won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Bryant raised a total of $292,977.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Kevin Bryant endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

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."[9]

  • 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.
  • Environment North Carolina, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, monitors the voting records of North Carolina’s state legislators on key environmental issues.
  • 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.

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.[10] 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.[11] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[12] The legislature re-convened July 26.[13]

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • 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.

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."[14]

2012

Kevin Bryant received a score of 76% in the 2012 score card, ranking 2nd out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[15] His score was followed by Senators Tom Davis (71%), Shane R. Martin (59%), and Mike Rose (59%).[16]

Personal

Bryant and his wife, Ann, have three children. Bryant was a delegate at the Republican National Convention in 2000. He was the Chairman of the Anderson County Republican Party from 1997 to 2001.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Waldrep, Jr.
South Carolina State Senate - District 3
2004-present
Succeeded by
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