South Carolina 2012 legislative election results

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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South Carolina State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the South Carolina State Senate 2012 elections. For results in individual contests see our South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

South Carolina State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 18
     Republican Party 27 28
Total 46 46

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • A total of 46 of the state's Senate seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbents

Incumbents running in November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
John KnottsRepublicanSouth Carolina State Senate District 23

Primary election

CandidatePartyDistrict
David Thomas (South Carolina)RepublicanSouth Carolina State Senate District 8
Mike Rose (South Carolina)RepublicanSouth Carolina State Senate District 38

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Karl AllenDemocraticSouth Carolina State Senate District 7
Katrina ShealyRepublicanSouth Carolina State Senate District 23
Ross TurnerRepublicanSouth Carolina State Senate District 8
Sean BennettRepublicanSouth Carolina State Senate District 38

Primary election

Results will display after the election on November 6.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

Newly elected senators

The following list will display the newly-elected members of the South Carolina State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will display a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will be a list of all candidates elected to the South Carolina State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who are running in 2012:

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South Carolina State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the South Carolina House of Representatives elections in 2012. For results in individual contests, see our South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

South Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 46 46
     Republican Party 76 76
Total 124 124

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected representatives
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview

  • All XHOUSEX of the state's House seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbency Analysis

Incumbents who ran on November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who are running on the November 6 general election ballot:

  1. Alan Clemmons
  2. Andy Patrick
  3. Anne Thayer
  4. B.R. Skelton
  5. Bakari Sellers
  6. Bill Chumley
  7. Bill Crosby
  8. Bill Herbkersman
  9. Bill Hixon
  10. Bill Sandifer, III
  11. Bill Whitmire
  12. Bobby Harrell Jr.
  13. Brian White (South Carolina)
  14. Bruce Bannister
  15. Carl Anderson
  16. Chandra Dillard
  17. Chip Huggins
  18. Chris Murphy (South Carolina)
  19. Christopher Hart
  20. Dan Hamilton
  21. Davey Hiott
  22. David Mack
  23. Deborah Long
  24. Dennis Moss
  25. Derham Cole, Jr.
  26. Don Bowen
  27. Doug Brannon
  28. Dwight Loftis
  29. Eddie Tallon
  30. Edward Southard
  31. Elizabeth Munnerlyn
  32. Eric Bedingfield
  33. Francis Delleney, Jr.
  34. Garry Smith, South Carolina Representative
  35. Gary Simrill
  36. George Smith, Jr.
  37. Gilda Cobb-Hunter
  38. Grady Brown
  39. Harold Mitchell, Jr.
  40. Harry Limehouse
  41. Harry Ott, Jr.
  42. J. David Weeks
  43. Jackie Hayes
  44. Jackson Whipper
  45. James Lucas
  46. James Merrill
  47. James Rutherford
  48. James Smith, Jr.
  49. James Smith (South Carolina)
  50. Jenny Horne
  51. Jerry Govan, Jr.
  52. Jimmy Bales
  53. Joan Brady
  54. John King (South Carolina)
  55. Joseph Daning
  56. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.
  57. Joseph McEachern
  58. Joseph Neal
  59. Joshua Putnam
  60. Julia Parks
  61. Kenneth Bingham
  62. Kenneth Hodges
  63. Kristopher Crawford
  64. Laurie Funderburk
  65. Lawrence Kit Spires
  66. Leon Howard
  67. Leonidas Stavrinakis
  68. Lester Branham, Jr.
  69. Liston Barfield
  70. Lonnie Hosey
  71. Mark Willis
  72. McLain Toole
  73. Merita Ann Allison
  74. Mia McLeod
  75. Michael Anthony
  76. Michael Gambrell
  77. Michael Pitts
  78. Mike Forrester
  79. Mike Sottile
  80. Nathan Ballentine
  81. Nelson Hardwick
  82. Patsy Knight
  83. Peter McCoy
  84. Phillip Lowe
  85. Phillip Owens
  86. Phyllis Henderson
  87. Ralph W. Norman
  88. Rick Quinn
  89. Robert Brown, South Carolina Representative
  90. Robert Williams, South Carolina Representative
  91. Ronnie Sabb
  92. Shannon Erickson
  93. Steve Moss (South Carolina)
  94. Ted Vick
  95. Terry Alexander
  96. Todd Atwater
  97. Tom Corbin
  98. Tommy Pope
  99. Tommy Stringer
  100. Tracy Edge
  101. Walton McLeod
  102. Wendell Gilliard
  103. Wendy Nanney
  104. William Bowers
  105. William Clyburn, Sr.
  106. William Taylor

Incumbents defeated

The following will display a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

Results will display after the election on November 6.

Primary election

CandidatePartyDistrict
B.R. SkeltonRepublicanSouth Carolina House District 3
Curtis BrantleyDemocraticSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 122
Denny NeilsonRepublicanSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 53
Steve ParkerRepublicanSouth Carolina House District 37

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following will display a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Beth BernsteinDemocraticSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 78
Craig GagnonRepublicanSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 11
Don Wells (South Carolina)RepublicanSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 81
Donna WoodRepublicanSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 37
Mandy Powers NorrellDemocraticSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 44
Stephen Goldfinch, Jr.RepublicanSouth Carolina House of Representatives District 108

Primary election

No candidates have been added to this category yet.

New Representatives and General Election Winners

Newly elected representatives

The following will list the newly-elected members of the South Carolina House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will list candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will list all candidates elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012:

Democratic

  1. Bakari Sellers
  2. Beth Bernstein
  3. Carl Anderson
  4. Chandra Dillard
  5. Christopher Hart
  6. David Mack
  7. Elizabeth Munnerlyn
  8. Gilda Cobb-Hunter
  9. Grady Brown
  10. Harold Mitchell, Jr.
  11. Harry Ott, Jr.
  12. J. David Weeks
  13. J. Wayne George
  14. Jackie Hayes
  15. Jackson Whipper
  16. James Rutherford
  17. James Smith, Jr.
  18. Jerry Govan, Jr.
  19. Jimmy Bales
  20. John King (South Carolina)
  21. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.
  22. Joseph McEachern
  23. Joseph Neal
  24. Julia Parks
  25. Kenneth Hodges
  26. Laurie Funderburk
  27. Leola Robinson-Simpson
  28. Leon Howard
  29. Leonidas Stavrinakis
  30. Lester Branham, Jr.
  31. Lonnie Hosey
  32. Mandy Powers Norrell
  33. MaryGail Douglas
  34. Mia McLeod
  35. Michael Anthony
  36. Patsy Knight
  37. Robert Brown, South Carolina Representative
  38. Robert L. Ridgeway, III
  39. Robert Williams, South Carolina Representative
  40. Ronnie Sabb
  41. Ted Vick
  42. Terry Alexander
  43. Walton McLeod
  44. Wendell Gilliard
  45. William Bowers
  46. William Clyburn, Sr.

Republican

  1. Alan Clemmons
  2. Andy Patrick
  3. Anne Thayer
  4. B.R. Skelton
  5. Bill Chumley
  6. Bill Crosby
  7. Bill Herbkersman
  8. Bill Hixon
  9. Bill Sandifer, III
  10. Bill Whitmire
  11. Bobby Harrell Jr.
  12. Brian White (South Carolina)
  13. Bruce Bannister
  14. Chip Huggins
  15. Chris Murphy (South Carolina)
  16. Craig Gagnon
  17. Dan Hamilton
  18. Davey Hiott
  19. Deborah Long
  20. Dennis Moss
  21. Derham Cole, Jr.
  22. Don Bowen
  23. Don Wells (South Carolina)
  24. Donna Wood
  25. Doug Brannon
  26. Dwight Loftis
  27. Eddie Tallon
  28. Edward Southard
  29. Eric Bedingfield
  30. Francis Delleney, Jr.
  31. Garry Smith, South Carolina Representative
  32. Gary Simrill
  33. George Smith, Jr.
  34. Harry Limehouse
  35. Heather Ammons Crawford
  36. James Lucas
  37. James Merrill
  38. James Smith (South Carolina)
  39. Jenny Horne
  40. Joseph Daning
  41. Joshua Putnam
  42. Kenneth Bingham
  43. Kevin J. Hardee
  44. Kirkman Finlay, III
  45. Kristopher Crawford
  46. Lawrence Kit Spires
  47. Liston Barfield
  48. Mark Willis
  49. McLain Toole
  50. Merita Ann Allison
  51. Michael Gambrell
  52. Michael Pitts
  53. Mike Forrester
  54. Mike Ryhal
  55. Mike Sottile
  56. Nathan Ballentine
  57. Nelson Hardwick
  58. Peter McCoy
  59. Phillip Lowe
  60. Phillip Owens
  61. Phyllis Henderson
  62. R. Raye Felder
  63. Ralph Shealy Kennedy
  64. Ralph W. Norman
  65. Rick Quinn
  66. Robert Shannon Riley
  67. Samuel Rivers, Jr.
  68. Shannon Erickson
  69. Stephen Goldfinch, Jr.
  70. Steve Moss (South Carolina)
  71. Todd Atwater
  72. Tom Corbin
  73. Tommy Pope
  74. Tommy Stringer
  75. Tracy Edge
  76. Wendy Nanney
  77. Weston Newton
  78. William Taylor

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates running in 2012: