South Carolina House of Representatives District 17

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South Carolina House of Representatives District 17
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Current incumbentMike Burns Republican Party
Population37,353
Ethnicity4.7% Black, 2.4% Hispanic[1]
Voting age77.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
South Carolina's seventeenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mike Burns.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 37,353 civilians reside within South Carolina's seventeenth 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. Incumbent Mike Burns defeated Joshua Cook in the Republican primary. Burns was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8][9]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Burns Incumbent 80.4% 2,965
Joshua Cook 19.6% 725
Total Votes 3,690

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Mike Burns (R) won a special election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 17. The seat was vacant following Tom Corbin's (R) resignation on November 12, 2012, after he won election to both the House and the state Senate on November 6. Burns faced Roy Harmon, Tom Kolarik, Chris Sullivan and Randall Young in the Republican primary on January 11, 2013. Burns missed winning outright by one vote and went to a runoff with Chris Sullivan, which Burns won. Since no write-in Democrat filed to run by February 21, Burns was declared the winner on March 12.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Burns 100% 805
Total Votes 805

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 Tom Corbin (R) was unopposed in both the general election and Republican primary.[17][18]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for South Carolina House of Representatives District 17 have raised a total of $479,464. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $47,946 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, South Carolina House of Representatives District 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $20,200 1 $20,200
2010 $153,070 4 $38,268
2008 $51,749 1 $51,749
2006 $47,999 1 $47,999
2004 $61,574 1 $61,574
2002 $64,476 1 $64,476
2000 $80,396 1 $80,396
Total $479,464 10 $47,946

See also

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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. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  8. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
  9. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  10. The Travelers Rest Tribune, "Upstate businessman to run for recently vacated S.C. House District 17 seat," November 14, 2012 (dead link)
  11. Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch, "Businessman Announces Bid For Vacated S.C. House Seat," November 15, 2012
  12. Travelers Rest Tribune, "Burns wins S.C. House District 17 Republican runoff," February 5, 2013 (dead link)
  13. GreenvilleOnline.com, "Burns to fill House District 17 seat," March 12, 2013
  14. scvotes.org, "Official Republican primary results," accessed November 18, 2013
  15. scvotes.org, "Official Republican runoff results," accessed November 18, 2013
  16. scvotes.org, "Official special election results," accessed November 18, 2013
  17. "South Carolina State Election Commission - Official General Election Results," accessed October 29, 2013
  18. "South Carolina State Election Commission - Official Primary Results," accessed October 29, 2013