South Carolina State Senate District 32

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
South Carolina State Senate District 32
SC SD 32.JPG
Current incumbentRonnie Sabb Democratic Party
Population81,778
Ethnicity56.4% Black, 2.1% Hispanic[1]
Voting age75.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
South Carolina's thirty-second state senate district represented by Democratic Senator Ronnie Sabb.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 81,778 civilians reside within South Carolina's thirty-second state senate district.[2] South Carolina state senators represent an average of 100,551 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 87,218 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the South Carolina State Senate serve four-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 State Senate 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 senate, 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 state legislative special elections, 2014

Carl Anderson, Ronnie Sabb, Cezar McKnight and Sam L. Floyd faced off in the September 2 Democratic primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Floyd and Sabb - met in a runoff election on September 16, which Sabb won.[7][8][9] Because no Republican candidate filed to run, the Democratic nominee won election by default.[10]

The seat was vacant following John McGill's (D) appointment as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.[11]

A special election for the position of South Carolina State Senate District 32 was initially called for November 4, concurrent with the 2014 state house elections. A primary election took place on September 2, 2014. Because only Democratic candidates filed to run, the primary instead served as the general election. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 14.[10]

South Carolina State Senate, District 32, Special Election Runoff, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonnie Sabb 58.8% 9,648
     Democratic Sam L. Floyd 41.2% 6,774
Total Votes 16,422
South Carolina State Senate, District 32, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam L. Floyd 32.3% 4,602
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonnie Sabb 24.5% 3,485
     Democratic Cezar McKnight 24.2% 3,448
     Democratic Carl Anderson 19% 2,710
Total Votes 14,245

2012

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of South Carolina State Senate 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 J. Yancey McGill (D) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Cezar McKnight in the Democratic primary.[12][13]

South Carolina State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yancey McGill Incumbent 96.7% 34,985
     Other Write-Ins 3.3% 1,177
Total Votes 36,162
South Carolina State Senate District 32 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yancey McGill Incumbent 50.3% 6,375
Cezar E McKnight 49.7% 6,294
Total Votes 12,669

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for South Carolina Senate District 32 have raised a total of $833,081. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $69,423 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, South Carolina Senate District 32
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $240,089 2 $120,045
2010 $55,350 1 $55,350
2008 $261,936 3 $87,312
2006 $40,500 1 $40,500
2004 $107,776 2 $53,888
2002 $24,825 1 $24,825
2000 $102,605 2 $51,303
Total $833,081 12 $69,423

See also

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

External links

References