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Chip Huggins

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Chip Huggins
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South Carolina House District 85
Incumbent
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWinthrop University, 1987
Personal
ProfessionRealtor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chip Huggins (b. November 30, 1961) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Huggins earned his B.S. from Winthrop University in 1987. Huggins worked as a Realtor and Broker in Charge of Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors, Greystone Office.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Chip Huggins is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Huggins ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChip Huggins Incumbent 98.9% 16,716
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 193
Total Votes 16,909

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Huggins ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 85 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Huggins defeated Jim Nelson (D) in the general election on November 2.[4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 85 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Chip Huggins (R) 11,071 73.63%
Jim Nelson (D) 3,950 26.27%
Write-In 15 0.10%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Huggins won re-election to the 85th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Jim Nelson (D).

Huggins raised $111,574 for his campaign, while Nelson raised $6,557.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 85 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Chip Huggins (R) 13,122
Jim Nelson (D) 5,769

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Huggins is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Huggins raised a total of $541,558 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[6]

Chip Huggins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 85 Won $56,680
2010 South Carolina State House, District 85 Won $87,297
2008 South Carolina State House, District 85 Won $111,574
2006 South Carolina State House, District 85 Won $74,273
2004 South Carolina State House, District 85 Won $81,232
2002 South Carolina State House, District 85 Won $50,258
2000 South Carolina State House, District 85 Won $80,244
Grand Total Raised $541,558

2012

Huggins won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Huggins raised a total of $56,680.

2010

Huggins won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Huggins raised a total of $87,297.

2008

Huggins won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Huggins raised a total of $111,574.

2006

Huggins won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Huggins raised a total of $74,273.

2004

Huggins won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Huggins raised a total of $81,232.

2002

Huggins won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Huggins raised a total of $50,258.

2000

Huggins won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Huggins raised a total of $80,244.

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."[7]

2012

Chip Huggins received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 61st out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives Deborah Long (20%), James Lucas (20%), and Peter McCoy (20%).[9]

Personal

Huggins and his wife, Ginger, have two children.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 85
1998–present
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