Rick Quinn

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Rick Quinn
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South Carolina House District 69
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1994
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Rick Quinn (b. June 22, 1965) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 69. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988, and served until 2004 before being elected to his current tenure in 2010. He was the State House Majority Leader from 1999 to 2004.

Biography

Quinn graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1994. He is the owner and president of Mail Market Strategies.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Vice Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Quinn 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. Robert Vanlue was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Rick Quinn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Vanlue and Quinn will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Quinn Incumbent 71.1% 12,215
     Democratic Robert Vanlue 28.8% 4,947
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 30
Total Votes 17,192

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Quinn won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Jan Steensen Crangle (D) and Brett Bursey (Labor) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Quinn came in first in the June 8 primary, but received less than 50% of the vote. Quinn was declared the winner when the four other Republicans withdrew.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 69 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Quinn (R) 10,399 72.04%
Jan Steensen Crangle (D) 3,584 24.83%
Brett Bursey (Labor) 442 3.06%
Write-In 11 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Quinn is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Quinn raised a total of $114,184 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[6]

Rick Quinn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 69 Won $45,444
2010 South Carolina State House, District 69 Won $68,740
Grand Total Raised $114,184

2012

Quinn won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Quinn raised a total of $45,444.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Quinn's campaign in 2012
South Carolina House Republican Caucus$5,000
Centene Corp$1,000
Trone, David J$1,000
Johnson & Johnson Services$1,000
South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$45,444
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Quinn won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Quinn raised a total of $68,740.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Rick Quinn endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

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."[8]

  • 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.[9] 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.[10] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[11] The legislature re-convened July 26.[12]

  • 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."[13]

2012

Rick Quinn received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 101st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Leonidas Stavrinakis (13%), Ted Vick (13%), and Thad Viers (13%).[15]

Personal

Quinn is married to Amy McRae Benck. They have two children, Caroline and Trace.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Pitts, Jr. (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 69
2010–present
Succeeded by
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