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Paul Campbell

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Paul Campbell
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South Carolina State Senate District 44
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClemson University, 1968
Master'sJacksonville State University, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1946
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul G. Campbell, Jr. (b. July 10, 1946) is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 2007.

Biography

Campbell earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in 1968 and his M.B.A. from Jacksonville State University in 1978.

Campbell was a Regional President of Alcoa, but he is now retired. He has worked as a consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corrections and Penology
Finance
General
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Film incentives

Campbell sponsored a bill that will increase taxpayer-funded film incentives to organizations working in South Carolina. On February 26, 2013 the South Carolina Senate Finance Committee passed legislation that would increase incentives to film companies to work in South Carolina. The bill then went on to pass the Senate and the House, with several amendments, before it was signed by the governor.[1]

Prior to the new law, South Carolina offered a 15 percent rebate to film companies on spending and wages in South Carolina. Under the new law, that level will increase to 30 percent for supplies and 20 percent for wages (25 percent for a South Carolina resident). The rebate is only available if a company spends more than $1 million.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Campbell ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Campbell Incumbent 98.6% 25,928
     Other Write-Ins 1.4% 377
Total Votes 26,305

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Campbell won re-election for District 44 of the South Carolina State Senate with 28,279 votes, ahead of write-ins (202).[6]

He raised $24,800 for his campaign.[7]

South Carolina State Senate, District 44
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Campbell, Jr. (R) 28,279
Write-ins 202

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Campbell is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Campbell raised a total of $135,794 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[8]

Paul Campbell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 44 Won $90,850
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $20,144
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 44 Won $24,800
Grand Total Raised $135,794

2012

Campbell won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $90,850.
South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Campbell's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina$5,000
Alice Manufacturing$1,000
Baker, Tommy B$1,000
Lasch, Warren F$1,000
Palmetto Ledership Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$90,850
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Campbell was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $20,144.

2008

Campbell won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $24,800.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Paul Campbell endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

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."[10]

  • 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.[11] 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.[12] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[13] The legislature re-convened July 26.[14]

  • 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."[15]

2012

Ralph Anderson received a score of 0% in the 2012 score card, ranking 42nd out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[16] His score was followed by Senators Paul Campbell (0%), Creighton B. Coleman (0%), and Dick Elliott (0%).[17]

Personal

Campbell and his wife, Vicki, have three children.

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References

  1. The State, "SC Senate proposes higher incentives," accessed February 27, 2013
  2. The Nerve, "Senate Panel Boosts Hollywood Tax Rebates," February 21, 2013
  3. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official election results for 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  5. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 26, 2012
  6. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official election results for 2008," accessed May 15, 2014
  7. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  8. followthemoney.org, "Campbell, Paul," accessed June 24, 2013
  9. Race 4 2012 "Perry Unveils Endorsements From 21 SC State Legislators," September 21, 2011
  10. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  11. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  12. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  13. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  14. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  15. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  16. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
William Mescher
South Carolina State Senate - District 44
2007–present
Succeeded by
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