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Ross Turner
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South Carolina State Senate District 8
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Ross Turner is a Republican member of the South Carolina State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Corrections and Penology
Fish, Game and Forestry
Labor, Commerce and Industry


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



See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Turner ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 8. He ran against Chad Groover, Jim Lee, Joseph Swann and incumbent David Thomas in the Republican primary on June 12. The primary resulted in a runoff between Swann and himself, which he won by a slim margin. The general election took place on November 6, 2012, where he ran unopposed.[1][2][3][4][5]

South Carolina State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoss Turner 98.3% 37,847
     Other Write-Ins 1.7% 640
Total Votes 38,487
South Carolina State Senate District 8 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoss Turner 50.3% 2,784
Joe Swann 49.7% 2,748
Total Votes 5,532
South Carolina State Senate District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Swann 27.4% 2,019
Green check mark transparent.pngRoss Turner 26.5% 1,953
David Thomas Incumbent 20.5% 1,509
Jim Lee 17.1% 1,261
Chad Groover 8.4% 615
Total Votes 7,357

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Turner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Turner raised a total of $219,523 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[6]

Ross Turner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State Senate, District 8 Won $219,523
Grand Total Raised $219,523


Turner won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Turner raised a total of $219,523.


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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
David Thomas
South Carolina State Senate - District 8
Succeeded by