Mike Ryhal

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Mike Ryhal
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 56
In office
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Mike Ryhal is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

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



See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Mike Ryhal defeated Dennis DiSabato, Jr. in the Republican primary. Ryhal was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 56 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ryhal Incumbent 55.9% 1,250
Dennis DiSabato 44.1% 985
Total Votes 2,235


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ryhal filed to run in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 56 but was decertified. He filed and was accepted as a Petition Candidate. He defeated Dennis DiSabato in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ryhal 50.3% 4,813
     Republican Dennis DiSabato, Jr. 49.2% 4,709
     Other Write-Ins 0.6% 55
Total Votes 9,577

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ryhal is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryhal raised a total of $19,789 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[5]

Mike Ryhal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 56 Won $19,789
Grand Total Raised $19,789


Ryhal won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryhal raised a total of $19,789.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Ryhal's campaign in 2012
Ryhal, Mike$11,180
Moglia, Amy$1,000
Longbeards Llc$800
Smith, Kathy$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,789
Source:Follow the Money


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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]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Denny Neilson (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 56
Succeeded by