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Ronnie Cromer

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Ronnie Cromer
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South Carolina State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Prosperity Town Council
1973-1980
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1973
Military service
Service/branchSouth Carolina Army National Guard
Years of service1970-present
Personal
BirthdayDecember 1, 1947
Place of birthNewberry, SC
ProfessionRegistered Pharmacist
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ronnie W. Cromer (b. December 1, 1947) is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in April 2003.

Biography

Cromer earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 1973. He has also been a registered pharmacist since 1973.

Cromer worked as Company Clerk for 500th Signal Platoon from 1970 to 1976. He was the Medical Platoon Leader, 4BN, for the 218th Infantry Brigade from 1976 to 1985. He was then the Company Commander, HNC, for the 218th Infantry Brigade from 1985 to 1988. Cromer is a Veteran of Desert Storm. He was Executive Officer, Lieutenant Colonel, for the 251st Evacuation Hospital from 1988 to 2000. He has been a Lieutenant Colonel in the South Carolina Army National Guard since 1970.

Cromer was on the Prosperity Town Council from 1973 to 1980.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance
Finance
Fish, Game and Forestry
General
Invitations
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cromer served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Cromer won election in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 18. Cromer defeated Rich Bolen, Kara Gormley Meador, and Alan Hunter in the June 12 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3][4][5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonnie Cromer Incumbent 98.9% 39,083
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 451
Total Votes 39,534
South Carolina State Senate District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRonnie Cromer Incumbent 65.8% 7,957
Kara Gormley Meador 16.5% 1,998
Rich Bolen 16.2% 1,964
Alan Hunter 1.5% 182
Total Votes 12,101

2008

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

Cromer won re-election for District 18 of the South Carolina State Senate with 32,465, ahead of Democrat Michael Ray Ellisor (12,492) and write-ins (37).[6]

Cromer raised $284,177 for his campaign.[7]

South Carolina State Senate, District 18
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ronnie Cromer (R) 32,465
Michael Ray Ellisor (D) 12,492
Write-ins 37

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cromer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Cromer raised a total of $900,685 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[8]

Ronnie Cromer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 18 Won $142,813
2010 South Carolina State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $9,200
2008 South Carolina State Senate, District 18 Won $284,177
2006 South Carolina State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $37,029
2004 South Carolina State Senate, District 18 Won $396,997
1996 South Carolina State House, District 40 Defeated $30,469
Grand Total Raised $900,685

2012

Cromer won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cromer raised a total of $142,813.

2010

Cromer was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Cromer raised a total of $9,200.

2008

Cromer won re-election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cromer raised a total of $284,177.

2006

Cromer was not up for election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Cromer raised a total of $37,029.

2004

Cromer won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Cromer raised a total of $396,997.

1998

Cromer lost the election for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Cromer raised a total of $30,469.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ronnie Cromer endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9] Cromer previously endorsed Rick Perry.[10]

Scorecards

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."[11]

2012

Ronnie W. Cromer received a score of 24% in the 2012 score card, ranking 17th out of all 46 South Carolina Senate members.[12] His score was followed by Senators Larry Martin (24%), Thomas Alexander (18%), and Wes Hayes (18%).[13]

Personal

Cromer and his wife Linda have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andre Bauer
South Carolina State Senate - District 18
2003-present
Succeeded by
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