Tracy Edge

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Tracy Edge
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South Carolina House District 104
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1989
Master'sWest Virginia University, 1991
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Developer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tracy R. Edge (b. April 28, 1967) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 104. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Edge earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He went on to receive his M.S. from West Virginia University in 1991. Edge is a Real Estate Developer for Burroughs & Chapin Corporation. He served as a Councilman for North Myrtle Beach Council from 1994 to 1996.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Tracy Edge was defeated by Greg Duckworth in the Republican primary. Duckworth is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 104 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Duckworth 59.5% 2,400
Tracy Edge Incumbent 40.5% 1,635
Total Votes 4,035

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Edge defeated Greg Duckworth and Gary Stephens in the Republican primary on June 12.[3][4] Edge defeated Charles Randall in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 104, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTracy Edge Incumbent 62% 11,219
     Democratic Charles Randall 37.9% 6,853
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 31
Total Votes 18,103
South Carolina House of Representatives District 104 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTracy R. Edge Incumbent 54.7% 2,019
Greg Duckworth 41.4% 1,531
Gary Stephens 3.9% 144
Total Votes 3,694

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Edge ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 104 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Edge defeated Charles Randall (D) and Patricia Matthews (C) in the general election on November 2.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 104 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tracy Edge (R) 8,540 62.85%
Charles Randall (D) 4,483 32.99%
Patricia Matthews (C) 559 4.11%
Write-In 6 0.04%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Edge won re-election to the 104th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Patricia Matthews (C).

Edge raised $148,911 for his campaign, while Matthews raised $406.[7]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 104 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tracy Edge (R) 12,803
Patricia Matthews (C) 2,883

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edge is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Edge raised a total of $772,153 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[8]

Tracy Edge's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $4,550
2010 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $45,075
2008 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $148,911
2006 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $216,674
2004 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $140,773
2002 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $75,385
2000 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $79,055
1998 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $34,869
1996 South Carolina State House, District 104 Won $26,861
Grand Total Raised $772,153

2012

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $4,550.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tracy Edge's campaign in 2012
Edge, Tracy$1,900
Southeastern Spine Institute$500
Schulz, Brent$500
David, Carmen$500
Wulf, Claire A$250
Total Raised in 2012$4,550
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $45,075.

2008

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $148,911.

2006

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $216,674.

2004

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $140,773.

2002

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $75,385.

2000

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $79,055.

1998

Edge won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $34,869.

1996

Edge won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Edge raised a total of $26,861.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tracy Edge endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013-2014

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."[10]

  • Legislators are scored on business issues, including: infrastructure funding, the Department of Employment and Workforce Integrity bill, expanding 4-year-old kindergarten and funding for the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council.
  • The scorecards are not comprehensive, but concentrate on issues related to jobs, spending, and freedom.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[11] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[12] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[13] The legislature re-convened July 26.[14]

  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records on bills that directly impacted the business climate and competitiveness of the state.

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."[15]

2012

Tracy Edge received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 112th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[16] His score was followed by representatives Wendell Gilliard (7%), Christopher Hart (7%), and Joseph Jefferson, Jr. (7%).[17]

Personal

Edge and his wife, Melissa, have two children. Edge served as a Delegate at the Republican Party National Convention in 2000 and 2004. He also currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Horry County Republican Party.

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References

  1. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  3. WYFF, "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 12, 2012
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Primary Results," June 29, 2012
  5. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  6. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  7. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  8. followthemoney.org, "Edge, Tracy," accessed July 10, 2013
  9. Newt Gingrich 2012, "South Carolina Legislative Endorsements For Newt Gingrich," January 20, 2012
  10. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  11. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  12. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  13. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  14. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  15. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  16. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  17. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 104
1996–present
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