David Mack

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David Mack
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South Carolina House District 109
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHoward University, 1975
Personal
ProfessionCommunications businessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David J. Mack, III (b. December 13, 1953) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 109. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Mack earned his B.S. from Howard University in 1975. Mack is the President of Sunrise Communications of Charleston. He is also a Radio Talk Show Host, Healthcare Consultant, and Businessman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce and Industry

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mack 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 David Mack was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rodney Travis is running as a Libertarian. Mack and Travis will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mack ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 109, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Mack 99.4% 9,853
     Other Write-Ins 0.6% 61
Total Votes 9,914

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mack ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 109 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Mack won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 109 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Mack (D) 5,347 99.07%
Write-In 50 0.93%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Mack won re-election to the 109th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Steven Smith (R).

Mack raised $43,965 for his campaign, while Smith raised $350.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 109 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Mack (D) 8,834
Steven Smith (R) 2,426

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mack is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Mack raised a total of $152,612 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[7]

David Mack's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $13,561
2010 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $15,265
2008 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $43,965
2006 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $17,675
2004 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $11,211
2002 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $6,450
2000 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $8,316
1998 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $12,777
1996 South Carolina State House, District 109 Won $23,392
Grand Total Raised $152,612

2012

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $13,561.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Mack's campaign in 2012
Berkeley Electric Cooperative$1,000
Palmetto Business Council$1,000
Wells Fargo$1,000
Progress Energy$1,000
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$13,561
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $15,265.

2008

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $43,965.

2006

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $17,675.

2004

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $11,211.

2002

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $6,450.

2000

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $8,316.

1998

Mack won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $12,777.

1996

Mack won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $23,392.

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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of South Carolina scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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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."[8]

  • 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.[9] 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.[10] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[11] The legislature re-convened July 26.[12]

  • 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."[13]

2012

David Mack received a score of 7% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 117th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Joseph H. Neal (7%), Julia Parks (7%), and James Rutherford (7%).[15]

Controversies

Charleston conference

In August 2012, the Post and Courier of Charleston revealed that in September 2011, a dozen legislators used $10,000 in taxpayer funds for a conference held at the Charleston Place Hotel. Speaker Bobby Harrell (R), the event's official host, defended the expenditures, saying "the overall impact for the Charleston economy and the image of our community to leaders around the country was huge." Harrell's personal tab for his stay at the hotel came in at $1,519, while Mack's was $560.[16]

When asked about the expenditures, Mack said that he didn't see a problem, and offered that it was valuable because "You’ve got speakers from around the country. You’ve got legislators from around the country. Just the sharing of ideas makes for a better situation for gathering information and doing our jobs."[16]

Personal

Mack and his wife, Sheryl Ann, have three children.

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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. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 25, 2012
  5. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  6. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  7. followthemoney.org, "Mack III, David," accessed July 10, 2013
  8. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  9. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  10. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  11. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  12. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  13. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  14. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  15. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 The Augusta Chronicle, "12 S.C. legislators stayed at Charleston Place during 5-day conference," accessed August 18, 2012
Political offices
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 109
1996–present
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