Weston Newton

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Weston Newton
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 120
In office
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Wm. Weston J. Newton is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 120. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013



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 Weston Newton ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Newton won in the 2012 election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 120. He defeated Jerry Stewart in the Republican primary on June 12. Incumbent William Bowers (D) did not run for re-election. Newton ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 120, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWeston Newton Incumbent 98.7% 11,928
     Other Write-Ins 1.3% 160
Total Votes 12,088
South Carolina House of Representatives District 120 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWeston Newton 78.4% 1,367
Jerry Stewart 21.6% 376
Total Votes 1,743

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Newton is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Newton raised a total of $88,613 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Weston Newton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 120 Won $88,613
Grand Total Raised $88,613


Newton won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Newton raised a total of $88,613.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Weston Newton's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Farm Bureau$1,750
Tigges, David J$1,250
Grand Strand Statewide PAC$1,000
Beall, Price$1,000
Taggart, Gloria$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$88,613
Source:Follow the Money


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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."[8]

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Preceded by
William Bowers (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 120
Succeeded by