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South Carolina House of Representatives District 114

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 114
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Current incumbentMary Tinkler Democratic Party
Population37,738
Ethnicity19.1% Black, 3.6% Hispanic[1]
Voting age77.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
South Carolina's one hundred and fourteenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Mary Tinkler

As of the 2010 census, a total of 37,738 civilians reside within South Carolina's one hundred and fourteenth state house district.[2] South Carolina state representatives represent an average of 37,301 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 32,355 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. South Carolina legislators assume office the Monday after the election.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Carolina House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[3]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A resident of the district at the filing deadline time

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the South Carolina Legislature are paid $10,400 a year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $131 a day for meals and housing for each statewide session day and committee meeting. Per diem is tied to the federal rate.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. If candidates plan to seek the nomination through a party convention, the filing period begins on the third Friday after the vacancy happened. The qualifying deadline is ten days after the filing period opens.[5]

If a candidate plans to seek the nomination via petition, all signatures must submitted to the appropriate filing officer no later than sixty days before the election. All signatures must be verified by the filing officer no later than 45 days before the election.[6]

A primary election must be held on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If necessary, a primary runoff must be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election is held on the eighteenth Tuesday after vacancy occurs. No special election can be held less than 60 days before the general election.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Mary Tinkler was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bobby Harrell, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sue Edward ran as a Green Party candidate. Tinkler defeated Edward and Harrell in the general election. Despite his resignation, Harrell's name remained on the ballot.[7][8][9][10] While he remained on the ballot, as a part of his plea agreement following charges of misuse of funds, Harrell is barred from holding elected office for three years[11] and is barred from winning the election.[12] On October 30, 2014, the South Carolina Election Commission unanimously ruled that this election would be moved back to December and that Republicans would be allowed to nominate a new candidate. Tinkler filed a complaint with the South Carolina Supreme Court asking them to overturn the ruling.[13] The state Supreme Court issued a stay on October 31, 2014, allowing the general election to take place as planned so that the court could review the commission's decision. If the court upheld the commission's ruling, the results of the general election would be thrown out and will force a November 25 primary election followed by a general election on December 9.[14]
The South Carolina Attorney General's office signed a motion in early December to recognize Tinkler as the winner, and as a result, South Carolina Republicans have dropped their challenge to Tinkler's election. The hearing scheduled for December 9, 2014, was cancelled as a result.[15]

South Carolina State House, District 114, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Tinkler 84.6% 5,409
     Green Sue Edward 15.4% 988
Total Votes 6,397

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2012. Incumbent Bobby Harrell, Jr. (R) defeated Larry Carter Center (G) and John Steinberger (I) in the general election and was unopposed in the Republican primary.[16][17]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 114, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Harrell, Jr. Incumbent 73.9% 11,493
     Green Larry Carter Center 9.5% 1,473
     Independent John Steinberger 16.2% 2,512
     Other Write-Ins 0.5% 70
Total Votes 15,548

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for South Carolina House of Representatives District 114 have raised a total of $1,848,681. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $184,868 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, South Carolina House of Representatives District 114
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $565,608 3 $188,536
2010 $217,812 1 $217,812
2008 $361,053 1 $361,053
2006 $258,584 1 $258,584
2004 $153,846 1 $153,846
2002 $103,740 1 $103,740
2000 $188,038 2 $94,019
Total $1,848,681 10 $184,868

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. publicmapping.org, "South Carolina 2010 Census Selected Statistics," accessed October 29, 2013
  3. South Carolina Secretary of State, "Qualifications for office," accessed December 18, 2013
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. South Carolina State Legislature, "South Carolina Code," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 7-13-190 (A)-(B))
  6. 6.0 6.1 South Carolina State Legislature, "South Carolina Code," accessed December 9, 2014(Referenced Statute 7-13-190 (B))
  7. Charleston City Paper, "Despite guilty plea and pending resignation, Bobby Harrell's name will be on November ballot," October 23, 2014
  8. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  9. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
  10. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  11. John Monk, The State, "Harrell in court, expected to plead guilty, resign," October 22, 2014
  12. Cassie Cope, The State, "Election for Harrell’s seat stays on Nov. 4," October 27, 2014
  13. The State, "Special election ordered in Harrell race," October 30, 2014
  14. Live News 5, "House Dist. 114 results still may not count after court review," November 4, 2014
  15. WLTX 19, "Challenge Ends for Democrat Who Won Harrell Seat," December 3, 2014
  16. "South Carolina State Election Commission - Official General Election Results," accessed October 29, 2013
  17. "South Carolina State Election Commission - Official Primary Results," accessed October 29, 2013