Luke Rankin

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Luke Rankin
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South Carolina State Senate District 33
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1984
J.D.University of South Carolina, 1987
Personal
BirthdayApril 9, 1962
Place of birthHorry County, SC
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Luke A. Rankin (b. April 9, 1962) is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Rankin earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1984. He went on to receive his J.D. in 1987.

Rankin is an attorney for Rankin & Rankin.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Rankin ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[1][2]

South Carolina State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Rankin Incumbent 98.9% 29,277
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 325
Total Votes 29,602

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

Rankin won re-election for District 33 of the South Carolina State Senate with 30,433 votes, ahead of Democrat Jara Uzenda (11,622) and write-ins (41).[3]

Rankin raised $228,953 for his campaign.[4]

South Carolina State Senate, District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Luke Rankin (R) 30,433
Jara Uzenda (D) 11,622
Write-ins 41

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rankin is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Rankin raised a total of $848,268 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[5]

Luke Rankin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Won $112,060
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Not up for election $34,083
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Won $228,953
2006 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Not up for election $54,399
2004 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Won $149,340
2002 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Not up for election $6,805
2000 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Won $196,872
1996 South Carolina State Senate, District 33 Won $65,756
Grand Total Raised $848,268

2012

Rankin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $112,060.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Luke Rankin's campaign in 2012
Williams, Kathryn$2,000
The Steinberg Law Firm$1,000
Broadway at the Beach$1,000
Wood, Jean$1,000
Ellison, Belinda$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$112,060
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rankin was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $34,083.

2008

Rankin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $228,953.

2006

Rankin was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $54,399.

2004

Rankin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $149,340.

2002

Rankin was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $6,805.

2000

Rankin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $196,872.

1996

Rankin won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Rankin raised a total of $65,756.

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."[6]

  • 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.

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.[7] 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.[8] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[9] The legislature re-convened July 26.[10]

  • 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."[11]

2012

Luke A. Rankin received a score of 12% in the 2012 score card, ranking 26th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[12] His score was followed by Senators Glenn G. Reese (12%), Kent Williams (12%), and Brad Hutto(6%).[13]

Personal

Rankin and his wife, Christy, have two children.

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1992–present
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