Robert L. Ridgeway, III

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Robert L. Ridgeway, III
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 64
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
Robert L. Ridgeway, III is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs



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 Robert L. Ridgeway, III was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Willie Bethune (D) was decertified before the primary. Robert McFadden, Sr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ridgeway defeated McFadden in the general election.[1][2][3]

South Carolina State House, District 64, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert L. Ridgeway, III Incumbent 72.8% 8,062
     Republican Robert McFadden, Sr. 27.2% 3,015
Total Votes 11,077


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ridgeway filed to run in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 64 but was decertified. He filed and was accepted as a Petition Candidate and was on the ballot for the November 6 general election. Ridgeway won in the general election.[4][5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert L. Ridgeway, III 57.2% 7,157
     Democratic Willie Bethune 42.5% 5,325
     Other Write-Ins 0.3% 33
Total Votes 12,515

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ridgeway is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ridgeway raised a total of $6,705 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[6]

Robert L. Ridgeway, III's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 64 Won $6,705
Grand Total Raised $6,705


Ridgeway won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ridgeway raised a total of $6,705.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert L. Ridgeway, III's campaign in 2012
Ridgeway III, Robert L$1,285
South Carolina Hospital Association$1,000
South Carolina Farm Bureau$750
Beasley, James W$500
Duke Energy$500
Total Raised in 2012$6,705
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."[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Johnson (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 64
Succeeded by