Larry Martin

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Larry Martin
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South Carolina State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina State House of Representatives
1979-1992
Education
High schoolPickens High School, 1975
Personal
BirthdayJune 20, 1957
Place of birthGreenville, SC
ProfessionDirector of Safety, Alice Manufacturing Company
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Larry A. Martin (b. June 20, 1957) is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Martin served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1979 to 1992. In 1989, Martin switched his allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.[1]

Biography

Martin received his diploma from Pickens High School in 1975. He attended Tri-County Techincal College the same year.

Martin has worked as the Director of Safety for the Alice Manufacturing Company since 1981.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance
Education
Judiciary, Chair
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Martin won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 2. Martin ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and defeated Rex Rice (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

South Carolina State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Martin Incumbent 64.4% 24,013
     Republican (Petition) Rex Rice 35.3% 13,164
     Other Write-Ins 0.3% 108
Total Votes 37,285

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Martin won re-election for District 2 of the South Carolina State Senate with 33,773 votes, ahead of write-ins (350).[5]

Martin raised $112,118 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina State Senate, District 2
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Martin (R) 33,773
Write-ins 350

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martin is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Martin raised a total of $375,614 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[7]

Larry Martin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Won $159,743
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $15,215
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Won $112,118
2006 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $16,775
2004 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Won $27,320
2002 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $4,200
2000 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Won $32,566
1996 South Carolina State Senate, District 2 Won $7,677
Grand Total Raised $375,614

2012

Martin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $159,743.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Martin's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
Scana Corp$2,000
AT&T$2,000
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough$2,000
Pickens Co Cmte for Good Government$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$159,743
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Martin was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $15,215.

2008

Martin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $112,118.

2006

Martin was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $16,775.

2004

Martin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $27,320.

2002

Martin was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $4,200.

2000

Martin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $32,566.

1996

Martin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Martin raised a total of $7,677.

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.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

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."[8]

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

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.[9] 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.[10] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[11] The legislature re-convened July 26.[12]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records on bills that directly impacted the business climate and competitiveness of the state.

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."[13]

2012

Larry Martin received a score of 24% in the 2012 score card, ranking 18th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[14] His score was followed by Senators Thomas Alexander (18%), Wes Hayes (18%), and William O'Dell (18%).[15]

Personal

Martin and his wife, Susan, have three children.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina State Senate - District 2
1992-present
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