|South Carolina State Senate District 8|
|November 14, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Corrections and Penology|
|• Fish, Game and Forestry|
|• Labor, Commerce and Industry|
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.
|South Carolina State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|South Carolina State Senate District 8 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012|
|South Carolina State Senate District 8 Republican Primary, 2012|
|David Thomas Incumbent||20.5%||1,509|
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.
|Ross Turner's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Carolina State Senate, District 8||$219,523|
|Grand Total Raised||$219,523|
2012Turner won election to the South Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Turner raised a total of $219,523.
|South Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ross Turner's campaign in 2012|
|Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|Hilderbran, Jeffrey L||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$219,523|
|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."
- South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - 2013 Legislative Scorecard & Year in Review
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- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 25, 2012
- AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, “2012 General Election – Official Results,” November 19, 2012
- Greenville Online, "Ross Turner defeats Swann in Senate runoff," June 26, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Turner, Ross," accessed June 20, 2013
- South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
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