Leonidas Stavrinakis

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Leonidas Stavrinakis
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South Carolina House District 119
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Charleston, 1988
J.D.University of South Carolina School of Law, 1992
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Leonidas E. "Leon" Stavrinakis is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 119. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Stavrinakis earned his B.A. from the College of Charleston in 1988. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1992. Stavrinakis served as 9th Circuit Assistant Solicitor from 1993 to 1996. He then worked as a Prosecutor from 1993 to 2000. He has worked as an attorney for Stavrinakis Law Firm since 1996. Stavrinakis served on the Charleston County Council from 1999 to 2006. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Council Chairman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Leon Stavrinakis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chris Cannon defeated Ken Fipps in the Republican primary. Colin Ross and Sean Thornton are running as Libertarian candidates. Stavrinakis, Cannon, Ross and Thornton will face off in the general election.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 119 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Cannon 58.2% 1,119
Ken Fipps 41.8% 803
Total Votes 1,922

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stavrinakis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 119, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonidas Stavrinakis Incumbent 98% 12,251
     Other Write-Ins 2% 251
Total Votes 12,502

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stavrinakis ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 119 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Stavrinakis defeated Lee Edwards (R) in the general election on November 2.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 119 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leonidas Stavrinakis (D) 6,693 54.81%
Lee Edwards (R) 5,510 45.12%
Write-In 8 0.07%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stavrinakis won re-election to the 119th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Chris Cannon (R).

Stavrinakis raised $137,686 for his campaign, while Cannon raised $6,139.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 119 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leonidas Stavrinakis (D) 10,432
Chris Cannon (R) 7,251

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stavrinakis is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Stavrinakis raised a total of $523,368 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Leonidas Stavrinakis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 119 Won $41,149
2010 South Carolina State House, District 119 Won $148,109
2008 South Carolina State House, District 119 Won $137,686
2006 South Carolina State House, District 119 Won $196,424
Grand Total Raised $523,368

2012

Stavrinakis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stavrinakis raised a total of $41,149.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leonidas Stavrinakis's campaign in 2012
Wigfall, James S$1,000
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough$1,000
Patrick, Charles W$1,000
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Robinson Jr, Neil C$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$41,149
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stavrinakis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stavrinakis raised a total of $148,109.

2008

Stavrinakis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Stavrinakis raised a total of $137,686.

2006

Stavrinakis won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Stavrinakis raised a total of $196,424.

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."[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

Leonidas Stavrinakis received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 102nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Ted Vick (13%), Thad Viers (13%), and J. David Weeks (13%).[15]

Personal

Stavrinakis and his wife, Anne, have two children.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 119
2006–present
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