Ralph Shealy Kennedy

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Ralph Shealy Kennedy
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 39
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ralph Shealy Kennedy, Jr. is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Ralph Shealy Kennedy was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kennedy is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shealy Kennedy ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 39. He ran against Phil Perry and Jim Wiszowaty in the Republican primary on June 12. Incumbent Marion Frye (R) did not run for re-election. He defeated Phil Perry in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Shealy Kennedy 51% 6,766
     Republican Phil Perry 48.8% 6,477
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 22
Total Votes 13,265
South Carolina House of Representatives District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Shealy Kennedy 57.2% 1,632
Jim Wiz Wiszowaty 42.8% 1,221
Total Votes 2,853

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kennedy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kennedy raised a total of $209,292 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[7]

Ralph Shealy Kennedy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 39 Won $135,484
2010 South Carolina State House, District 39 Defeated $73,808
Grand Total Raised $209,292

2012

Kennedy won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kennedy raised a total of $135,484.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ralph Shealy Kennedy's campaign in 2012
Kennedy, Ralph Shealy$52,299
Republican Caucus$5,000
Walker Legal & Consulting Services$2,000
Kennedy, James$2,000
Sloan III, Allan$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$135,484
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kennedy lost the election for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kennedy raised a total of $73,808.

Scorecards

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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."[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marion Frye (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 39
2012–present
Succeeded by
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