Roger Kirby

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Roger Kirby
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Candidate for
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 61
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFurman University
Roger K. Kirby is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 61 of the South Carolina House of Representatives.[1]


Kirby graduated from Furman University. He currently owns and works as a real estate agent and appraiser at his family-owned real estate business. He previously served as President of the Pee Dee Realtor Association and on the South Carolina Realtor Association Executive Committee. Kirby also serves as commissioner for the Florence County Transportation Commission and the Florence County Planning and Zoning Commission.[2]


Campaign themes


Kirby submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia regarding his political philosophy:[2]

My desire to serve our district comes from my experience as a small business owner and my civic involvement. I have seen the need for job growth as well as economic development. We need to nurture the existing business infrastructure and welcome new industries to our district through regional economic development partnerships. As a representative, one of my top priorities will also be education. It is one of the basic building blocks of economic development and growth for the future. As Florence County Transportation Commissioner I know the need for safe roads and bridges. Ongoing improvements to the highway/road systems in the district will create additional growth opportunities. [3]

—Roger Kirby, Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on August 1, 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. Roger Kirby was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Raleigh Ward, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kirby and Ward will face off in the general election.[4][1]


Kirby is married to Pam Kirby and has three daughters. The Kirby family lives on a farm in District 61.

Kirby is a Rotarian and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He is also a music director at the Lake City First Baptist Church.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on August 1, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014