R. Raye Felder

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R. Raye Felder
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 26
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
Campaign website
R. Raye Felder is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works



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 Raye Felder was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jeremy C. Walters ran as a Libertarian. Felder defeated Walters in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Carolina State House, District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaye Felder Incumbent 80.1% 7,299
     Libertarian Jeremy C. Walters 19.9% 1,814
Total Votes 9,113


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Felder ran as a petition candidate in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 26. She was the first candidate to have her petition certified. She was removed from the ballot as a result of a May 2 Supreme Court decision which eventually led to the disqualification of over 200 candidates in South Carolina, but appeared as a petition candidate on the general ballot.[4] She would have run unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. Incumbent Eric Bikas (R) did not run for re-election. Felder ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Raye Felder 52.6% 5,899
     Libertarian Jeremy C. Walters 46.8% 5,243
     Other Write-Ins 0.6% 69
Total Votes 11,211

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Felder is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Felder raised a total of $36,353 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[8]

R. Raye Felder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 26 Won $36,353
Grand Total Raised $36,353


Felder won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Felder raised a total of $36,353.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to R. Raye Felder's campaign in 2012
Felder, J Wayne$15,005
Republican Caucus Campaign Account$5,000
Carolina Crossing Agency$1,000
Farago, Paul$1,000
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$36,353
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."[9]

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Preceded by
Eric Bikas (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 26
Succeeded by