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Ted Vick

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Ted Vick
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South Carolina House District 53
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1997
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ted M. Vick (b. November 14, 1972) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Democratic Whip.

Biography

Vick earned his B.S. from The Citadel in 1995. He went on to receive his M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina in 1997. Vick has served in the South Carolina National Guard/South Carolina Army National Guard as a Major since 1990. He has been the President of MTV Properties, Limited Liability Company since 2002 as well. He has also worked as CEO of the Ted Vick Motor Company, Incorporated from 2002 to the present. He has also been President of V and B Properties, Incorporated since 2003.

Vick ran for the United States House of Representatives in 7th District, but dropped his bid on May 26, 2012, after being arrested on DUI charges.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Vick served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs, Secretary
Interstate Cooperation, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vick served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Vick served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

State House

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vick ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Vick Incumbent 45.5% 5,627
     Republican Richie Yow 41.9% 5,179
     Democratic Phil Powell 12.5% 1,543
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 22
Total Votes 12,371

Congress

See also: South Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Vick ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 7th District. Vick sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 30, 2012. Vick was going to face Parnell Diggs, Gloria Bromell Tinubu, PhD. and Preston Brittain on June 12, 2012 primary.

An October 2012 article in The Daily named Vick one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.[4]

Effect of redistricting
See also: Redistricting in South Carolina

The 7th District was added following the results of the 2010 census. According to The Washington Post, despite Republican-controlled redistricting decisions, this district is a battleground for Democrats and Republicans seeking control of the U.S. House. With Republican front-runner Thad Viers deciding not to run and Vick showing some appeal to conservatives, South Carolina's 7th is a swing district this year.[5]

Ads

On May 22, 2012, Vick released his first TV ad, titled "Commitment."


"Commitment"

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vick ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 53 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Vick won unopposed in the general election on November 2[6].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Ted Vick (D) 6,150 97.68%
Write-In 146 2.32%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Vick won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 9,650 votes, representing District 53. 

Vick raised $10,574 for his campaign.[7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ted Vick (D) 9,650

Polls

2012 election

A Francis Marion University/SCNOW.com poll, conducted May 14-15, 2012, showed Ted Vick leading the rest of the Democratic field in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives. Sixty-five percent of those polled, however, said they were still undecided.[8]

South Carolina's Congressional District 7, 2012
Poll Ted Vick (D) Gloria Tinubu (D)Preston Brittain (D)Harry Pavilack (D)Parnell Diggs (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
[1]
(May 14-15, 2012)
15%9%6%3%3%65%+/-3.8611
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vick is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Vick raised a total of $149,557 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[9]

Ted Vick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 53 Won $73,239
2010 South Carolina State House, District 53 Won $5,750
2008 South Carolina State House, District 53 Won $10,574
2006 South Carolina State House, District 53 Won $38,074
2004 South Carolina State House, District 53 Won $21,920
Grand Total Raised $149,557

2012

Vick won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $73,239.

2010

Vick won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $5,750.

2008

Vick won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $10,574.

2006

Vick won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $38,074.

2004

Vick won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $21,920.


Endorsements

2012

In the 2012 race for the U.S. House of Representatives, Vick’s endorsements included the following:

  • Vincent Sheheen, 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nominee[10]

Scorecards

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

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."[11]

2012

Ted Vick received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 103rd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[12] His score was followed by representatives Thad Viers (13%), J. David Weeks (13%), and Jackson Whipper (13%).[13]

Personal

Vick and his wife, Melissa, have two children.

Controversies

Arrest and withdrawal from Congressional race

On May 23, 2012, Vick was arrested in Columbia, S.C., and was charged with speeding, DUI, and unlawful carrying of a gun. Vick was taken into custody after police stopped him for speeding and he refused a breathalyzer test. Vick was also found with a 21-year-old University of South Carolina college student in his car.[14]

On May 25, 2012 just before noon, Vick officially dropped out of the 7th Congressional race due to his May 23 arrest for speeding, DUI, and unlawful carrying of a gun. Vick's campaign released the following statement regarding dropping out of the race "After spending time with my family, my pastor and my friends, I have decided to end my campaign for the United States Congress. While I have full confidence that the legal system will clear much of this up, it will not change the fact that I made some serious mistakes that I alone am responsible for. I realize that I have caused pain to those who love and support me and it's my responsibility to make this right. Now is the time to allow the legal system to work, time for me to concentrate on my family and time for me to focus on the needs of my State House constituents. I look forward to spending more time at home with my family and constituents." Vick was also quoted saying that he has confidence that the legal system would clear up much of what happened, but even if that did happen, but it would not change the fact that, "I made some serious mistakes that I alone am responsible for."[15][16][17]

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