Ralph W. Norman

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Ralph W. Norman
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South Carolina House District 48
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPresbyterian College, 1975
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Developer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ralph W. Norman (b. June 20, 1953) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004, and he served until 2006 before being elected to his current tenure in a November 3, 2009, special election.

Norman considered a run for Lieutenant Governor in 2014 but did not file by the deadline.[1]

Biography

Norman earned his B.S. from Presbyterian College in 1975. He is a Real Estate Developer. Norman was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2006, but was not elected.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Norman 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. Barry McGrew was unopposed in the Republican primary. Incumbent Ralph W. Norman was unopposed in the Republican primary. McGrew and Norman will face off in the general election.[2][3]

See also: South Carolina Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Norman considered a run for election to the office of South Carolina Lieutenant Governor.[4] He did not file to run by the deadline.[1]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph W. Norman Incumbent 98.7% 13,762
     Other Write-Ins 1.3% 184
Total Votes 13,946

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Norman ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 48 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Norman defeated Stan Smith (L) in the general election on November 2[7].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 48 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph W. Norman (R) 15,077 80.12%
Stan Smith (L) 3,693 19.62%
Write-In 48 0.26%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Norman won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 22,267 votes, representing District 48. 

Norman raised $97,816 for his campaign.[8]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 48 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph W. Norman (R) 22,267

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Norman is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Norman raised a total of $133,855 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 30, 2013.[9]

Ralph W. Norman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 48 Won $9,717
2010 South Carolina State House, District 48 Won $24,940
2004 South Carolina State House, District 48 Won $99,198
Grand Total Raised $133,855

2012

Norman won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Norman raised a total of $9,717.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ralph W. Norman's campaign in 2012
Carolina Healthcare System Employees Pac$1,000
South Carolina Trucking Association$1,000
South Carolina Bankers Association$1,000
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association$999
Long, Deborah A$720
Total Raised in 2012$9,717
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Norman won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Norman raised a total of $24,940.

2004

Norman won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Norman raised a total of $99,198.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ralph W. Norman endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

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."[11]

  • 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.[12] 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.[13] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[14] The legislature re-convened July 26.[15]

  • 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."[16]

2012

Ralph W. Norman received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 12th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[17] His score was followed by representatives Phillip Owens (33%), Kevin R. Ryan (33%), and Gary Simrill (33%).[18]

Personal

Norman and his wife, Elaine, have four children.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 South Carolina Election Commission, "Candidate Tracking," March 31, 2014
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  3. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  4. WRHI, "S.C. Rep. Ralph Norman considering run for Lt. Governor," December 16, 2013
  5. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  6. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 23, 2012
  7. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  8. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  9. followthemoney.org, "Norman, Ralph W," accessed June 48, 2013
  10. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of South Carolina Leaders," January 17, 2012
  11. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  12. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  13. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  14. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  15. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  16. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  17. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  18. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 48
2008–present
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