|South Carolina House District 37|
|2008 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
Parker earned his B.A. from Newberry College in 1973. He went on to receive his MAT from Converse College in 1975. He then specialized in Education at the University of South Carolina in 1978.
Parker was an Educator for Spartanburg County Schools, Aiken and Cherokee School Districts from 1973 to 1993. He has been the owner of Steve Parker Painting Incorporated since 1973.
Parker was a candidate for the South Carolina State Senate in 2000 but was not elected. He also served on the School Board from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he served on the Spartanburg County Council for District 2. He again ran for the South Carolina Senate in 2004 but was again denied. He then ran for election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. Parker currently serves in the South Carolina House. He represents the 37th District.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Insurance
- Subcommittee on Real Estate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Wildlife
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 37 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Steve Parker Incumbent||42.8%||639|
Parker ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 37 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Parker defeated Delores Frazer (D) and Ralph Davenport (C) in the general election on November 2.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 (2010)|
|Steve Parker (R)||5,319||55.91%|
|Delores Frazer (D, WF)||2570||27.01%|
|Ralph Davenport (C)||1,603||16.85%|
On November 4, 2008 Parker won election to the 37th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Eric Hayler (D).
Parker raised $76,457 for his campaign, while Hayler raised $15,414.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 37 (2008)|
|Steve Parker (R)||7,835|
|Eric Hayler (D)||5,634|
In 2010, a year in which Parker was up for re-election, he collected $7,135 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Parker's campaign in 2010|
|South Carolina Leadership PAC||$1,000|
|Carolina Commerce Fund||$1,000|
|Geneva Enterprises LLC||$1,000|
|Palmetto Business Council||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$7,135|
Parker raised $76,457 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|House Republican Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|South Carolina Builders Association||$2,000|
|South Carolina Association of Realtors||$2,000|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."
Steve Parker received a score of 27% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 41st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Bill Sandifer, III (27%), George Smith, Jr. (27%), and J. Roland Smith (27%).
Parker and his wife, Rita, have two children.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Steve Parker
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 20, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Steve Parker
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records"
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Scorecard 2012, 2012
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
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