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Mia McLeod

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Mia McLeod
Mia Butler Garrick.jpg
South Carolina House District 79
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1990
J.D.University of South Carolina, 1995
Personal
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mia S. McLeod (b. August 19) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 79. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

McLeod received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1990, and her J.D. from USC in 1995.

McLeod previously used her married name, Mia Butler Garrick, to identify herself. She switched back to using her maiden name in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McLeod 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Mia McLeod defeated Vannie Williams, Jr. in the Democratic primary. McLeod is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

McLeod was unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMia McLeod Incumbent 99.5% 13,764
     Other Write-Ins 0.5% 74
Total Votes 13,838

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

McLeod won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Sheri Few in the November 2 general election.[6]

McLeod defeated Tony Lamm in the June 8 Democratic primary.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 79 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mia McLeod (D) 10,689 55.26%
Sheri Few (R) 8,632 44.63%
Write-In 22 0.11%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McLeod is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McLeod raised a total of $52,954 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[7]

Mia McLeod's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 79 Won $35,557
2010 South Carolina State House, District 79 Won $17,397
Grand Total Raised $52,954

2012

McLeod won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McLeod raised a total of $35,557.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mia McLeod's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Healthcare Association$1,500
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association$1,500
Scana Corp$1,500
South Carolina Chapter of The American Physical Therapy Association$1,000
South Carolina Orthopedic Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$35,557
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McLeod won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, McLeod raised a total of $17,397.

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.
  • 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.[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 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."[13]

2012

Mia McLeod received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 85th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] Her score was followed by representatives William Clyburn, Sr. (13%), Gilda Cobb-Hunter (13%), and Kristopher Crawford (13%).[15]

Personal

McLeod is married to Tracy Garrick. They have two children, Brian "BJ" and Cameron.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anton Gunn (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 79
2010–present
Succeeded by
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